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Can a woman who is very hairy have problems giving birth?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No problem

It depends on the cause of the hair growth but if it's genetic (you're always hairier than others) and not due to a hormone producing tumor, then no problem. If you are already pregnant, then you don't have the tumor mentioned above, so again, no problem giving birth.

In brief: No problem

It depends on the cause of the hair growth but if it's genetic (you're always hairier than others) and not due to a hormone producing tumor, then no problem. If you are already pregnant, then you don't have the tumor mentioned above, so again, no problem giving birth.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: NO

Amount of hair anywhere on the body will have not effect on birthing a baby.
This may require some shaving to promote a better effect (rare). Interesting question but categorically no.

In brief: NO

Amount of hair anywhere on the body will have not effect on birthing a baby.
This may require some shaving to promote a better effect (rare). Interesting question but categorically no.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Any really bad disorder (like testosterone producing cancers) that can cause excess hair is likely to preclude pregnancy.
..Milder disorders like pcos makes it difficult to get pregnant and u'd need to pay attn to gestational diabetes and excessive weight gain...Most common cause of hairiness is genetics, which doesn't impact pregnancy.

In brief: Unlikely

Any really bad disorder (like testosterone producing cancers) that can cause excess hair is likely to preclude pregnancy.
..Milder disorders like pcos makes it difficult to get pregnant and u'd need to pay attn to gestational diabetes and excessive weight gain...Most common cause of hairiness is genetics, which doesn't impact pregnancy.
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Birth or pregnant?

Trouble giving birth? No.
Trouble getting pregnant? Maybe, but usually not. Most hairy women are just hairy - due to race, genetics - but have no disorder. If periods are infrequent, then there may be an underlying disorder that can impact fertility.

In brief: Birth or pregnant?

Trouble giving birth? No.
Trouble getting pregnant? Maybe, but usually not. Most hairy women are just hairy - due to race, genetics - but have no disorder. If periods are infrequent, then there may be an underlying disorder that can impact fertility.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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