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HEARTBURN AND HAIR

There is a common Myth that states if a mom has severe heartburn then baby will come out with a full head of hair. Every mom and every baby are going to be different so the results will vary. Some moms may have extreme heart burn and their baby will have a full head of hair. According to the National Institute of Health; Most (23/28) women who reported moderate or severe heartburn gave birth to babies with average or above average amounts of hair, and conversely, most (10/12) women reporting no heartburn had babies with less than average or no hair.


According to a Johns Hopkins study published in a 2006 issue of Birth, there is a possibility of a link between the severity of a pregnant female's heartburn and the amount of hair their baby has upon birth. Contrary to expectations, it appears that an association between heartburn severity during pregnancy and newborn hair does exist. We propose a shared biologic mechanism involving a dual role of pregnancy hormones in both the relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and the modulation of fetal hair growth. Again this is according to a Johns Hopkins study published in a 2006 issue of Birth.


Please keep in mind Indigestion, also called heartburn or acid reflux, is common in pregnancy. It can be caused by hormonal changes and the growing baby pressing against your stomach. You can help ease indigestion and heartburn by making changes to your diet and lifestyle, and there are medicines that are safe to take in pregnancy. Every mom and baby will experience a unique pregnancy. We hope this has helped answered some of your questions about this common myth.




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