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What's worse: Dying your hair early in pregnancy? Or smoking early in pregnancy?

Just a debate between myself and someone else.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (10)
  • I smoked in both my pregnancies (not saying its good) but I did with both early on-they're both fine...never dyed my hair so I donno.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Uh, smoking. Duh.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • smoking.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • I dyed my hair when I was pregnant. Didn't cause harm to the babies at all. Smoking.. my friend smoked and about 100 other people I know smoked while pregnant and their babies came out extremely healthy! But IF I had to chose I would pick smoking.

    Answer by Michele068 at 8:46 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Dying your hair isn't the issue, its the fumes you breathe in while doing it... when you dye your hair outdoors or in a very well ventilated open area there is absolutely no harm to the baby. No matter where you smoke, your risking harm to the baby. Don't get me wrong, I smoked throughout my pregnancy and my child is healthy as a horse, so just because you smoke doesn't mean your kids going to have health issues, and the dye fumes can do harm, but smoking is more hazardous because there are precautions that can be taken with hair dying... no precautions with smoking, either you smoke or you don't.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 8:55 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Smoking.

    Answer by etsmom at 8:58 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • smoking

    Answer by ColtsFan1912 at 9:09 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Neither, IMO. Neither have really been PROVEN to be extremely harmful, but there are ongoing studies and whatnot about both, so who knows if we'll ever know?

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 9:19 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • smoking..?!?!

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 9:26 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Smoking. There isn't enough evidence either way for a conclusive stance on hair dye and bleach during pregnancy. SO far, on-going studies HAVE shown an increase in pre-term birth and low average birth weight with smoking during pregnancy, and it increases chances for SIDS. But, even stopping smoking part-way through pregnancy significantly cuts risks, as does smoking less than half a pack a day. Either way, smoking is worse, at least as far as studies show to date.

    Answer by _Jynxx_ at 10:08 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

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