Q – I am 30-weeks pregnant, and wondering if it’s safe to perm my hair.  I know the general suggestion is no, but in a handout my doctor gave me, it writes ‘occasional’ is fine.  I am confused.  Please help!

A – Having a perm or colouring your hair in pregnancy will not cause a problem for the baby. We are a little more sensitive to smells while pregnant so the smell of the solutions might bother you a bit more while you are pregnant.  Also, our hair can change while we are pregnant and it may take colour or perming a little differently than usual, so have the hair dresser check your hair frequently.

Dr. Linda Ducholke, a mother of two, has been a successful Family Practitioner with Obstetrical privileges for the past 20 years. The main focus and passion of her practice is obstetrics and childcare.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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