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Is there any truth to the statement that heartburn gives the baby hair?

I ask mainly b/c with my 2 other children I had NO issues with heartburn and they had very little hair at birth.

But MAN the heartburn is killing me and I am only 12 weeks!


Asked by mom2twobabes at 10:01 PM on Jul. 27, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • found one....enjoy!

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 10:08 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • No, not at all.

    Answer by SoniaL at 10:02 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • actually yes. studies have proven that if you have heartburn you are more likely to give birth to a baby that has hair.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 10:03 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • yes...hen a baby has alot of hair it gives off a certain chemical in your body and it causes higher rate of heart burn.....give me a min and ill try to find a link..

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 10:04 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Not for me. I had heart burn with my bald baby and none with my baby that had hair. Lol!

    Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 10:04 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I'm not sure, I had it awful and both my boys had a decent head of hair. I thanked God everyday for giving people the knowledge to make pepcid AC (the pill kind) because it really saved me.

    Answer by AshleyBDG at 10:05 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I had NO heartburn what-so-ever. My child had as much hair as I did.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:06 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I don't know if it is scientificaly proven, but I had horrible heartburn (took tums everywhere I went) with my DD and she had a head full of hair. I had none with my DS and he was a baldy.

    Answer by Carajust at 10:06 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I've heard that the child's hair causes heartburn. I didn't have a day of it and she was born with a headful of hair! My husband had a lot of "sympathy" heartburn every day almost though. Maybe he caused the hair?

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 10:10 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Yes, it can. There are studies showing that this is the only one of the old wives tales on pregnancy that has some legitimacy. I had horrible heartburn, and now my son (at 10 months old) has as much hair as some 5 years old, lol.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:10 PM on Jul. 27, 2010