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can I have my hair colored still and it won't harm my baby?
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replied November 29th, 2004
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No hun it wont harm your baby at all... Im glad to see that you are on here,and if you need any help or have any questions just ask anything.. We will help if we can
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replied November 29th, 2004
Thanks tazzyd Wink it is so wonderful to know that I have people to ask, this is my 1st baby and i'm so scared and excited all at the same time, all these changes are crazy, my breasts, girl do they ever hurt but no morning sickness yet......Thats coming isn't it!?!? So why do some people say coloring you hair is bad? I suppose one can say almost everything is bad for ya when your pregnant........It how you take care of your self right?
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replied November 29th, 2004
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Coloring is the smell tha can affect the baby. Also some people say that it doesnt hold as well when you are pregnant. About your breast hun alot of warm compress. Im going through this now for the 6th time.. Morning sickness you may never get so keep your fingers crossed
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replied November 29th, 2004
Wow 6 children thats wonderful but I bet a houseful!! They keep you busy! So how far are you with the 6th child?
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replied November 29th, 2004
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lidarkeyes wrote:
thanks tazzyd Wink it is so wonderful to know that I have people to ask, this is my 1st baby and i'm so scared and excited all at the same time, all these changes are crazy, my breasts, girl do they ever hurt but no morning sickness yet......Thats coming isn't it!?!? So why do some people say coloring you hair is bad? I suppose one can say almost everything is bad for ya when your pregnant........It how you take care of your self right?


some people say that aren't enough studies to show if it is safe or if it is harmful, so it's a personal decision. Also, perms are a no no. Not only are the chemicals unsafe, but your hair/skin may not have the best outcome. I got a perm when I was pregnant with my first, before I knew I was pregnant. My head was burning, and I didn't know why. Not saying that would happen to you. Just another opinion.
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replied November 30th, 2004
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Hey! Welecome and congrats! On the hair dye issue my doc told me to wait till the second trimester then if I chose to go ahead and dye it! Hope this helps lol. I personally am gonna just wait until I have the baby! The old better safe then sorry. Good luck hun.
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replied November 30th, 2004
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I think hair dye is totally safe as long as your not breathing in the chemicals~!!
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replied November 30th, 2004
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Just a note about hair dye.

Holly ea, bracci pm, hong mk, mueller ba, preston-martin s. West coast study of childhood brain tumours and maternal use of hair-colouring products. Paediatr perinat epidemiol. 2002 jul;16(3):226-35.

Found no evidence that hair coloring using n-nitroso compounds (noc) had increase in prenatal tumors.
(there was an 87 study that showed more use of hair color among women who ended up with kids with birth defects, but it was just one of many factors, and the above study ruled out the hair coloring as the cause).

There is lead in the dye, but while skin absorbtion of lead can happen, it is not that significant.

Now, the first trimester is always more risky for the development of the pregnancy, and in particular the first 40 days are very significant. So if women waith until 2nd month before dealing with any kind of chemicals, then the risk becomes even smaller. It is not clear that the risk is significant to begin with, though.
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