Beauty No-Nos when you're pregnant?

Tami - posted on 02/17/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi Moms. So I'm pregnant with my 2nd and my son's 4, so it's been a few years. I was reading a website about '8 Beauty No-Nos When You're Pregnant' and I discovered that in my lotion is one of the ingredients listed as a no-no. I'm sitting on the fence on still using it or not. These are things I didn't know the first time I was pregnant and my son turned out perfect, but I'm a little paranoid I guess. What are your thoughts??

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Kay - posted on 02/19/2012

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Talk to your doctor. My oldest is five, my younger is nearly one and a half now. Between the two, a thousand things changed. With my first, absolutely no hair coloring. With the second, just in a well-ventilated area. With the first, no Chinese, but the second, no longer on the list. Even canned tuna was in very very strict moderation on the list this time around. I was shocked at how much things had changed in just 3 1/2 or 4 years. Still didn't partake in most of the changed directives, but it was kind of comforting knowing that I did not have to jump at my own shadow, lol!

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I personally did not isten to those. I did things that made sense, like not drinking, not start smoking (never have), didn't breathe in modeling glue, etc. Not using skin cream, well that just wouldn't fly. NOt unless they can show me compelling evidence that it's even a minor concern.

Chrystal - posted on 02/18/2012

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Well it seems to me if you can avoid something they say is not good for you during pregnancy then why not? I mean they make hundreds of different lotions so why not just pick a different one. But it's about risk and reward like when I was pregnant I sat next to an open window and painted my nails every week because if my face was going to break out and my ankles swell up at least I could feel good that I had beautiful nails lol so if you like using your lotion and for you the risk is less than the reward of using it then do it.

Bonnie - posted on 02/17/2012

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I think it is more so what you are comfortable with. I have heard that colour treating your hair while pregnant can cause harm to the baby (not sure if it's the fumes or the ingredients in the colour touching your scalp).



Anyway, this is my third pregnancy and for each of them I have avoided dying my hair in any way. Yet, I know of people who never stopped colouring their hair while pregnant and their children turned out fine.

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