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From your past pregnancies, have you found there to be any truth to the old wives tale that if you have heartburn your baby will more than likely have a full head of hair? I saw that there was a study done that showed that it was correct over 80% of the time. And, if there is truth to it, I think my baby is going to have some amazing hair!!
Hmm, I did have heartburn with DS, and he had a full head of hair. I feel like I have more heartburn this time around than I did last time, so I can only imagine what's cooking up in there. LOL. Must be some awesome thick hair!
Yes, this is actually based on facts about hormones. High levels of estrogen can relax the sphincter opening of the esophagus, causing more heartburn. The same hormone is responsible for growing baby's hair. So if you have a lot of heartburn, you are more likely to have a baby with hair.
I had a ton of heartburn with DS, and he was born with a full head of hair. I've had about the same amount of heartburn with this baby, so I guess we'll see.
Here's an article that talks about the correlation:
For me, I would say yes....
With my first I didn't have it too much, and he was born with a good amount of hair, so I automatically thought the old wives tail was wrong.( he had more than average)
than I was pregnant with my second, never really had heartburn often, he was born with a good amount of hair, not a lot though.(less than first)
Than with my 3 son I had heartburn like CRAZY I mean bad, so bad I was puking... he was born with a freakish amount of hair, he was like a little monkey boy, LOL people would stop me to look at him and his hair.
so I think for me, its more of, my heartburn was worse when baby was hairy all over, not just head.
Does that make sense???? haha
It would be cool if it were true! I had no heartburn with either boy and both were pretty bald at birth (the typical peach fuzz of a baby, but nothing impressive. Both lost if quickly). I have had some heartburn this time around...so who knows? Lol. I would love a kid with some hair at birth!
I ate Tums like I had bought stock in the company with DD and she had a full head of long hair. I'm doing the same this time.
With both DD and this baby, the tech pointed out all the baby's hair during our 3D ultrasound. This baby's wasn't quite as long as DD's was but I think we did the scan a couple of weeks earlier this time.
I didn't have any heartburn with my babies, and both were born with a fair amount of hair. my friend had horrible heartburn all along and said "this baby better have long, luscious locks that I can braid as soon as it comes out" and the baby is pretty much bald.
__________________ Lori mom to
Rebecca (11/22/07) Nathan (7/31/10) & Thomas (5/3/13)
It seemed to be true when I was pg with DS as I went through three different dosages for Zantac throughout the duration of my pregnancy to try and keep the heartburn under control, and he was born with a decent amount of hair lol. Sadly, most of it started to fall out in a ring pattern around his head when he was about 3-4mos old . Now that he's almost 7yrs old, though, his hair is growing quick and thick just like his daddy's ;P.
I didn't really start to have that much heartburn with this baby until maybe the end of 2nd tri/beginning of 3rd tri, so I don't know what to expect in terms of hair at birth. All I know is I'm taking two Zantac a day to help with the heartburn, and sometimes that's still not enough!
I had wicked heartburn with all 3, 2 boys had a tad of hair...and who knows what the girl will have. I find it to be false. If i'm gonna have that bad of heartburn they better have hair i can tie up lol!
My mom tells me she had horrific heartburn with me and I was bald until I was 2. Have the pictures to prove it! lol All I know is I'm now on a prescription heartburn pill once a day because I was maxing out on the Zantac and Tums without relief on a daily basis. This little girl better come out with hair long enough to braid.