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<p>"You know, if you have heartburn during your pregnancy, your baby will be born with a full head of hair. We did an informal poll of about 15 different women and sure enough, all but one who had heartburn gave birth to babies with lots of hair. Not scientific enough for you? Johns Hopkins University recently did a study showing that there is a connection between heartburn during pregnancy and newborn hair. 82 % of the women polled who had moderate to severe heartburn gave birth to babies with extra-thick hair, and 83% of the women with no heart burn symptoms gave birth to babies with little or no hair at all."  </p>
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<p>That is such BS. I had wretched heartburn all day and night long with DS and he was born nearly bald. Now at 2 years old I have just given him his first "haircut", which was just a trim of the front where it was getting in his eyes, and in the back b/c of a few comments about his "rat tail" ugh. Other than that there isn't enough hair there to cut! He's TWO.</p>
 

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I had tons of heart burn with dd. I had to constantly chew tums in the end. She was definitely born with a head full of hair. In fact, that was the number one comment I got about her. "wow, look at all that hair!" Not sure if they are related, but I do know that I had lots of heart burn and she was born with lots of hair.
 

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<p>I'll let you all know.  DD was born with a full head of hair and I had no heartburn with her but I've got it like crazy with this baby.  I'll probably be born with a bald baby.  :)  </p>
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<p>Here is another part of the article:  "So, what gives? Apparently, the same hormone associated with pre-natal hair growth is also responsible for pregnancy heartburn. The culprit? Estrogen, of course. Estrogen relaxes the sphincter at the base of the esophagus, which allows acid to reflux from the stomach and cause heartburn. It also promotes hair growth."  </p>
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<p>One thing I would love about this is the relationship between "old wives tales" and science.  I love it when old lay wisdom gets supported by science!!   </p>
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<p>You know what I don't love?  Heartburn.  But I love babies with and without hair so that doesn't matter to me.  </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>IdentityCrisisMama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285379/i-m-growing-a-hairy-baby#post_16115201"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'll let you all know.  DD was born with a full head of hair and I had no heartburn with her but I've got it like crazy with this baby.  I'll probably be born with a bald baby.  :)  </p>
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<p>Same here! LOL! Not one day of heartburn and DD was born with a ton of hair.  This time around just looking at a glass of water will set the internal flame ablaze :/<br>
This little one is a boy though; I wonder if there is any connection there....</p>
 

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<p>I had pretty bad heartburn throughout my whole pregnancy and DS was born with a full head of hair.  The u/s tech could see his hair at a 32 week u/s and it was about 2 inches long at birth!  I've had mild heartburn this time but not nearly as often as last time so we'll see if this LO is bald or not!</p>
 

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<p>I had terrible heartburn with Lily and she was hairy! Not just her head but her shoulders and back too . . . so glad the hair fell out! LOL</p>
 
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