Well, the good news: I'm pregnant! The bad news: I have four new bald spots. Three seem to be growing back in (unless the nubby little hairs I'm feeling/seeing are the broken border hairs...really can't tell the difference). I've been reading about Alopecia Areata in pregnancy and it seems it can go either way: either the hormones put you in Alopecia Areata remission or aggravate the hell out of it. Sadly, I appear to be in the latter group. I've been tracking this for weeks and I don't think the existing spots are getting bigger but I am still getting new ones. I haven't gone back to the dermatologist (I would normally go running for injections the second I find a spot) because I assume my previous course of treatment (injections + topical steroid) are off-limits to me now. Obviously the pregnancy is more important to me than my hair but it doesn't stop me from wanting to do something about it. Does anyone know of any Alopecia Areata treatment that is considered safe during pregnancy? When I met with my OB before conceiving to go over the medications I was on, she implied the injections didn't go far enough to enter the bloodstream and that the topical steroid (even though very strong) also wasn't likely to be absorbed. But I want to be cautious and at least until I'm further along, avoid Class C treatments with iffy effects. Thoughts?