Magazine article Working Mother

Pretty Pregnant

Magazine article Working Mother

Pretty Pregnant

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your bump is popping and your feet are swelling, but hey, you still want to look polished and put together at work. Trouble is, you've heard you shouldn't dye your hair or polish your nails or even wear lipstick. Mary Rosser, MD, PhD, an ob-gyn at Montefiore Medical Center in new york City, sheds light on some common pregnancy beauty claims.

Color hair, but cautiously. Even if your roots are looking scary, wait until after the first trimester-a critical point in your baby's development-to dye your hair. Then go ammonia-free if you can, or make sure your salon is well ventilated, as fumes could be harmful to a developing baby (going in the a.m. can equal fewer accumulated salon fumes). Ask your stylist to leave color on your scalp for the shortest amount of time possible so it has less chance to absorb into the skin. …

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