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FEMALE HAIR LOSS: Poll reveals pregnancy side effects

02 Sep 2008, by haircentre in FEMALE HAIR LOSS

Pregnant women experience a range of potentially embarrassing health concerns, including hair loss, according to a poll.

Some are also confused about what about what to do if they suffer from hair loss.

The survey of 1,303 mothers and pregnant women found that almost half (42%) had experienced memory loss while 9% had suffered hair loss.

The survey, for the charity Tommy’s and Johnson’s Baby, also found that 45% of women had received conflicting advice about pregnancy.

Four in 10 (40%) were confused about what foods were safe to eat, 29% were unsure if they could dye their hair, 31% did not know which prescription drugs were safe to take and 22% were unaware of safe exercises.

A total of 15% were confused by how much alcohol, if any, they could drink while pregnant, 15% did not know if it was safe to fly.

One in 20 women (5%) did not understand why they needed to take folic acid in the first 12 weeks.

Overall, 34% of women felt embarrassed by elements of their pregnancy.

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