Perm during pregnancy

What little evidence there is indicates that getting a perm or chemically straightening your hair is no cause for concern. The fumes might be annoying, but the exposure probably isn't significant enough to have any effect on your baby. Some hair-processing solutions may use solvents, and while there is concern about the effects of solvents on a developing baby, that's most likely an issue only for women who work around solvents all day and develop symptoms from the exposure.

Vision-correction surgery during pregnancy

LASIK eye surgery during pregnancy is not advised. Perhaps the most important issue is that your prescription sometimes changes during pregnancy. This is thought to be due to hormonal alterations that make the body retain more fluid, causing a swelling of the lens inside the eye. So you may get a little more nearsighted or develop more astigmatism as long as your hormones are elevated. Don't forget that your hormones remain elevated even after the birth of your child if you breastfeed. Another problem is th...