"I think I'm just so overwhelmed because I have so many changes that need to be made. I hope this helps. Thanks again!!" -Jennifer
Read More Testimonials»

On the Family Blog

Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

Read More About Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care»

Our Being Pregnant Experts

Robin Elise Weiss

Robin Elise Weiss

Author of several pregnancy books and mother of seven

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Kip Kozlowski

Kip Kozlowski

Certified nurse-midwife and founder of the Greenhouse Birth...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Ann Douglas

Ann Douglas

Author of 28 books on pregnancy and motherhood

Shared by First30Days View Profile»

Meet all of our Family Experts»

News

The latest news on this change — carefully culled from the world wide web by our change agents. They do the surfing, so you don't have to!

Momma Needs a Trip to the Salon...

Momma Needs a Trip to the Salon...

Hair coloring while pregnant is an iffy subject. Some women are completely against it, and can survive nine months without treating their hair, but if you're like us, waddling into a salon and spoiling yourself with a nice cut and color when you're feeling like a beached whale can be a blessing.

During the first trimester you're better off avoiding any coloring of your locks, but after that it's up to you! Studies show a small amount of dye goes to your scalp during a treatment, but scientists are unsure whether this affects the fetus. There are safe ammonia-free dyes available if you feel extra nervous. There are also hemp dyes that are safe.

Sometimes, you need to papmer yourself during pregnancy! Ask your doctor if you're unsure. We know most doctors are OK with women making salon visits as long as there is plenty of adequate ventilation in the room. And if you're still nervous, let your hair go natural and spend the money on a soothing prenatal massage instead!

Anyone have advice on coloring hair during pregnancy? [MommyWeirdest.com]

Posted: 6/20/08