Hair coloring during pregnancy: Do not hurt this child?

November 18, 2011

  • Hair coloring during pregnancy: Do not hurt this child?
  • What coloring agents can be used for pregnant women?

 hair coloring during pregnancy
 Can I color my hair during pregnancy? This question is of interest to many pregnant women. How will the chemicals contained in the paint on the health of the unborn child? How harmful can be painting?

There is no concrete evidence that hair coloring Hair coloring - Beauty lossless  Hair coloring - Beauty lossless
   during pregnancy can harm the health of unborn baby. This is partly due to the fact that this issue has not been deeply studied by the example of a person. It is understandable why pregnant women do not tend to take part in such studies and expose their child danger, even potential.

Animal studies have shown that the staining of wool gives a higher percentage of birth defects in the fetus. However, the ratio of chemicals to the blood of the animals is much higher than in humans, so the results can not be fully relied upon. According to scientists, the chemical compounds contained in hair dyes, have little effect on fetal development Fetal development - week after week  Fetal development - week after week
   or no effect at all. So what is the cause for concern?


Possible risks and complications

What are the main factors to be taken into account a pregnant woman, when she thinks about the hair color?


Contact with chemicals in the skin

Persistent and semiproof hair dyes (designed for home and professional staining) contain a chemical called para-phenylenediamine (PPD). This coloring material is in contact with oxygen oxidizes, thereby darken hair. Thus, the darker the color, the more it contains paraphenylenediamine.

PPD is considered a contact allergen and a carcinogen. Add to this the fact that the para-phenylenediamine is quickly absorbed into the skin - and it becomes clear why doctors do not recommend pregnant women to dye hair.

In addition, some women have an increased sensitivity to PPD, so if you've never dyed their hair, do not start when you expect a child - the body's response may be unexpected. But even those women who regularly color the hair may suddenly be sensitive to PPD.

Therefore, before applying the paint is highly recommended to test the sensitivity of the skin. However, even this test does not give a full picture of whether there is a sensitivity to PPD, as in some cases the symptoms appear only several weeks later.


Inhalation of paint

Inhalation hair dyes can cause nausea Nausea - there may be problems with the nervous system  Nausea - there may be problems with the nervous system
   in pregnant women. In some salons, very good ventilation, but most can not boast. If in the process of hair coloring you become ill, immediately move to fresh air.

If the weather is good, hair coloring can be carried out in the fresh air: it will help to avoid inhaling noxious fumes, and the sun's rays accelerate the action of hair dye.

If the weather does not have to stay in the open air, periodically go out and / or have a master colorist cover hair with a plastic bag or a cap to prevent inhalation of vapors. Also we recommend staining earlier when no customers in the cabin - so you can avoid breathing vapors colors around you.

Alternatives Hair coloring during pregnancy

Here are a few ideas that will help you avoid the most common problems associated with hair coloring during pregnancy ...


When the hair dye

Many doctors strongly recommend to refrain from hair coloring to the end of the first trimester. By this time, the embryo has formed the basic organs and neurological function, and it is less sensitive to external factors.

Water shortage during pregnancy - to which it can lead?

December 13th, 2009

  • Water shortage during pregnancy - to which it can lead?
  • Amniotic fluid, their composition and functions

 Water shortage during pregnancy
   During pregnancy, the baby is in a liquid-filled cavity, called the amniotic sac. The walls of the amniotic sac consisting of two membranes - chorion and amnion. Before birth, they are broken and the amniotic fluid flows out - this is called a withdrawal of amniotic fluid.

Amniotic fluid serves several important functions:

  • Protect the child from various damages, for example, in cases where a pregnant woman is hit in the stomach or other injuries.
  • It helps develop the baby's lungs and digestive system.
  • To protect the child from infection.

The child regularly ingests a certain amount of amniotic fluid, and it is derived from the mother's body in the form of urine. Thus, the level of the amniotic fluid varies daily.

The amount of amniotic fluid increases with pregnancy. Of only a few milliliters in early pregnancy, it increases to 800-1000 ml of the thirty sixth week of pregnancy. Since the thirty-eighth week it gradually decreases, and so it goes up to the birth. A condition characterized by too small amount of amniotic fluid is called oligohydramnios. An excess of amniotic fluid is called polyhydramnios.

 Water shortage during pregnancy - to which it can lead?

How is oligohydramnios?

The doctor may suspect oligoamnios if, according to the ultrasound, body length and weight of the child is too small compared with the average for a given gestational age.

Increased likelihood of water scarcity in women who have faced such violations during a previous pregnancy and / or who have had babies whose weight was below normal. Such women and expectant mothers, who have disorders of blood pressure, lupus and other diseases, further examined to identify water scarcity.

During the ultrasound measure the depth of the four pockets of amniotic cavity and folded the values ​​obtained, calculate the amniotic fluid index (AFI). Each week of pregnancy corresponds to a certain index AFI. Slight variations are allowed, however, a big difference from the norm indicates the presence of a problem.

 Water shortage during pregnancy - to which it can lead?

Causes of water scarcity

In addition to the withdrawal of amniotic fluid, can cause oligohydramnios:

  • Problems with the placenta
  • Medications taken by the expectant mother
  • Health problems in the child

 Water shortage during pregnancy - to which it can lead?

The withdrawal of amniotic fluid

Water may be varied rapidly, directly and in large volumes, and can be - very slowly, gradually. Sometimes they can be mistaken for an episode of urinary incontinence which is often observed in the later stages of pregnancy.

If you suspect that your water breaks, but are not sure, contact a doctor in. If this happens too early, you will probably be discharged medication to prevent infection. Depending on the duration of pregnancy after the withdrawal of amniotic fluid doctor may suggest that you call the birth with the help of drugs, or to wait a bit. In the latter case, the child should be checked regularly before birth will start naturally.

 Water shortage during pregnancy - to which it can lead?

Problems with the placenta

Water shortage can be caused by a condition in which the placenta can not provide the child with enough blood and nutrients. This happens, for example, lupus, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and diabetes. The poor functioning of the placenta will inevitably affect the development of the child. If such violations doctors constantly monitor the health of mothers and children and sometimes designate special treatment.

 Water shortage during pregnancy - to which it can lead?


Some drugs may cause oligohydramnios. Among these angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors - drugs used to treat high blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?  Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
 And nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen Ibuprofen: anti-inflammatory drug  Ibuprofen: anti-inflammatory drug
 . Typically, these drugs are not appointed during pregnancy.

 Water shortage during pregnancy - to which it can lead?

Health problems in the child

Low amniotic fluid can be related to the fact that the child's body does not produce or urine to pass in sufficient quantity. This may be a sign of its existing disorders of the kidneys, heart, or chromosomal abnormalities.