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heart burn= a lot of hair

Just curious about the old wives tale, heartburn means your baby will have a full head of hair. I didn't have heartburn with my son and he had minimal hair and now I started to get it for this pregnancy. Curious how many of you fit the wives tale with your LO.
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  • I had heartburn with both pregnancies. DS had very little hair, DD had a full head of it. Not sure what stomach acid coming back up your throat has to do with the amount of hair your kid has.
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  • I had terrible heart burn but LO didn't have much hair at all. He only had a bit of fuzz :-)

    This for me with both kids

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  • I had horrible heartburn and acid reflux through the entire pregnancy... LO doesn't have much hair at all.
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  • i had the worst heartburn ever and my LO was super hairy coming out - so much that the pediatrician commented and asked if i had heartburn!

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  • I had heartburn with both pregnancies. DS had very little hair, DD had a full head of it. Not sure what stomach acid coming back up your throat has to do with the amount of hair your kid has.
    ha ha I agree. Just curious if ppl find this true or not.
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  • Peanutz21 said:
    i had the worst heartburn ever and my LO was super hairy coming out - so much that the pediatrician commented and asked if i had heartburn!
    This with all 3, many people have asked, too. I don't think it means anything, though.
    yes i agree. i'm sure it was just coincidence.  i had heartburn pre-pregnancy it just elevated another notch during pregnancy

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    All three of mine were born with hair. I only had heartburn with the first two though.

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  • I had heartburn with both pregnancies and my kids only had a small amount of fuzz/hair when born. I don't think any old wives tales came true for me.
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  • I deft don't believe in OWT. I don't think there is any science behind how much hair your child has in your uterus and forcing stomach acid up your esophagus.

    I have never had heartburn in my life. Still didn't have it while pregnant. I was expecting DS to be born bald (not bc of the OWT, but due to the genetics on my side of the family). He was born with a full head of hair. It wasn't very thick but he had quite a bit.
  • Peanutz21 said:
    i had the worst heartburn ever and my LO was super hairy coming out
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    There was actually a study done on this which showed a fairly strong correlation (80%). The study authors were pretty surprised, as they just thought it was an old wives' tale. I had heartburn, and LO had hair.

  • I had heartburn after 30 weeks and my daughter had  A LOTTTTTT of hair. 
  • I had heartburn since 2nd trimester, my little girl had a lot of hair,  we even could tell on the US.
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    I had incredibly bad heartburn with all my kids even when I took medication for it. It was horrible and nothing worked to ease it, except giving birth.

    None of my kids had hair when they were born.

    My younger son hardly had hair until he was two and my daughter is just 1 now but still pretty bald.

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  • I only had reflux probably the last 8 weeks, not heartburn, and my daughter came out with a good head full of hair. :)
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  • jenn43 said:
    There was actually a study done on this which showed a fairly strong correlation (80%). The study authors were pretty surprised, as they just thought it was an old wives' tale. I had heartburn, and LO had hair.

    I have read this too. I had bad heartburn with both pregnancies and both of my girls had a lot of hair, so it was true for me.
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  • I had awful heartburn with both pregnancies and both of my boys had tons of hair.
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  • I had awful heartburn...And I was popping Tums like skittles. DS has a lot of hair. You couldn't see the scalp, it reach his back, and he keeps getting mistaken for a girl.
  • so crazy how its such a mixed bag. Thanks for sharing.
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  • I had NO heartburn and my LO came out with a full head.
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  • I had a lot of heartburn and DS was born with hair, but not like a ton of it.
  • I had heartburn and DS was born with a full head of hair.  My u/s tech told me that there was some science that supported this OWT, but they didn't know why.  
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  • I only had heartburn twice throughout my pregnancy and my son was born with a head full of hair!
  • Aidan1717 said:
    I had the worst acid reflux (but I had GERD to begin with), my LO was born with a ton of hair. We also saw it on an ultrasound @38 weeks
    wow! thats amazing that you could see the hair in the US
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  • Terrible heart burn both times. DS was pretty much bald and this one has a good amount of dark hair.
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  • I had horrible heartburn, and DS had a massive amount of hair.
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  • With my first dd I had heartburn from about 5 months on, se came out with a head full of thivk dark hair.  With DD2, almost no heartburn and much lighter and much less hair.  SO it was true for me :)

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  • Bad heartburn from conception to delivery with all 3...they all had lots of hair.

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  • I had heart burn once after a taco bell binge.... Lol... and the first thing the Dr said when ds crowned was "LOOK AT THAT HEAD OF HAIR!" my so literally jumped over me to look....
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  • I had terrible heartburn with my first and he had TONS of hair. I had heartburn with this lo but not as much. She has a lot of hair as well but not nearly as much as my first.
  • Although I don't believe the OWT. I had heartburn with DS #1 and DS #2. DS #1 had fuzz and DS #2 had a full set of black hair. My heartburn was worse with DS #2 but I don't think the heartburn had anything to do with it.

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    nope.

    my baby had a lot of hair and I had no heart burn at all.

    I also had no morning sickness and had a girl

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  • DD was born with tons of dark hair and I never had heartburn once.
  • I had very bad heart burn, and my son had almost no hair!
  • I had crippling heartburn with both, enough that it hurt to even breathe and no heartburn remedy could even make a dent - both my girls were born with a full head of long, thick hair. DD1s was black and got a bit lighter over time, DD2s is mid-brown and hasn't had much chance to change yet but seems to have grown a teeny bit (she's a month old)


    Well, that's that then.
  • I had terrible heartburn and DD has a TON of hair. I remember reading somewhere that there is some truth to the OWT because the hormone that causes hair growth in the fetus also causes heartburn.
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  • I had terrible heartburn with my DS and he had just a bit of fuzz. I had no heartburn with my twins and DD had a head full of hair and DS had much less
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  • I had awful heartburn at the end but I had a 10# 14oz 22" kid that I think had more to do with it. He did have hair though not just on his head he was a wolf boy.
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