According to this article Debunking the Top 7 Pregnancy Myths, "No need to sport dark roots with your maternity wardrobe. According to experts, chemicals from hair dye, permanents, and relaxers are absorbed through the skin only in minimal amounts that aren't harmful."
In the few animal and human studies that have been done, no changes were seen in the developing baby. I definitely encourage you to talk with your doctor if you have more questions or concerns about hair dye.
Oh boy, can I ever relate to the heartburn while pregnant! I was just like you and could not eat a thing without getting indigestion. I'm not sure if it's true about baby's full head of hair causing it, but I can say that all my babies were born with luscious locks!
Will your new son or daughter be a leader or a follower? Will they be involved in sports, government or arts?
According to WebMD, "many studies have documented significant birth-order differences, indicating the formative influence of birth order on a person's personality. For example, one study suggests that while parents may encourage firstborn or only children to follow a more prestigious path, such as becoming a doctor or lawyer, they might take a more relaxed approach with later-born children, which can influence personality."
You mommies are cracking me up! I remember gorging on Girl Scout cookies with my 2nd pregnancy. I would sneak them while my hubby was at work then get nervous about how many I ate. So, I'd run out and buy another box before he got home so he didn't know.
That sad part is that I told myself I had to eat the rest of the first box now so he didn't find that either. LOL
Hang in there mommas! Pretty soon you'll have your bodies back and those calories will be used up playing with your LO!
A birth plan is not so much a "plan" as it is an ideal picture of what you would like to happen. Since no labor and delivery can be predicted or planned in advance, remember to be flexible.
If you're convinced you want to go with a "natural childbirth " (or non-medicated pain management), you might be considering things like focused breathing, massage, or imagery, all of which can reduce pain and help you feel a sense of control during labor.
Hypnobirthing is a mind-body technique which has been around for a while, but has been increasingly popular since being publicized by celebrity moms like Jessica Alba.
They say that nature intended for women to give birth relatively easily, but the fear of childbirth incites physical pain.
What do you think? Are you considering a non-medicated childbirth or using any alternative techniques to control labor pain? Share your experience or your questions with us!