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I'm having a hard time eating large amounts of food. It's way better than it was, but I still can't choke down the 90 grams of protein my father in law insists I eat.
He's convinced my husband that the proof of my failure as a mother will be evident if the child doesn't have a full head of hair when she pops out in September. He doesn't say the failure as a mother part, but it sure feels that way when he spouts crap about pregnancy to my husband. Just because he fathered 6 children he thinks himself an expert on pregnancy. My husband thinks the sun shines out of his father's butt so he happily nods along with his daddy's advice.
So no, I cannot manage 90 grams of protein a day... does hair growth in utero have anything to do with protein intake? I would love to have her born with a head full of curls so I can say "eat it" to my father in law, but honestly, I don't care if she's a cue ball if she's healthy.
My midwives don't have a problem with my eating so I'm not really worried about it. But I would love to find an article somewhere about hair growth in utero.
I've read if you do have a baby with lots of hair, it is likely to fall out in a few weeks and their "real" hair will start to gro win. not sure how true that is, and since I have baldies, I may never know!
Missing Our Angels gone too soon 6/5/10 & 2/19/14 Adam Michael 9/22/06 (c-section)~Nathan Joseph 9/4/08 (VBAC)~Lincoln Thomas 9/5/12 (VBAC)
Both of my kiddos had a head FULL of hair, and to be honest the only thing I ate the WHOLE time I was pregnant with DD#1 was sweets! She was a preemie but still 7lb10oz. So no I don't think that hair has anything to do with the amount of hair your baby will have. Genetics on the other hand, I believe play a HUGE roll!
And about the hair falling out, my DD's hair did that all except for 1 chunk which never did fall out (and was always longer than the rest of her head of hair) but my DS never lost the hair he was born with, so I guess that just depends on the baby.
Yeah, I have to agree with the other ladies that there's no correlation. I ate very healthily with my pregnancies, and DS1 and 3 were bald at birth. DS2 had a little bit of hair, but it all fell out after a few weeks and he was absolutely bald until about a year or so!
*~*~ Katie; Mommy to 3 fun-loving boys, one sweet little baby girl, and #5 on the way! *~*~