1:Changes to your skin during pregnancy
As your pregnancy develops, you may find your experience changes towards your skin and hair.Hormonal changes can change skin as little darker.You may also develop stretch marks on your body, particularly around your stomach where your skin is stretching to accommodate your growing baby.
Some pregnant women develop dark irregular patches on their face most commonly on the upper cheek, nose, lips, and forehead. This is called ‘chloasma’. It is also sometimes known as ‘melasma’ or the ‘mask of pregnancy’.
2:Changes to your hair during pregnancy
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect your hair, making it thicker or thinner.Your hair has a natural life cycle. Each individual hair grows, then rests for 2 or 3 months before being pushed out by a new hair growing in that follicle , in pregnancy this cycle changes.
It is also common for women to experience hair loss after pregnancy when their oestrogen returns to normal levels. This causes the additional hair from the growth phase to change to the resting phase, which then falls out more than usual, until around 3-4 months after your child is born.
This hair loss is usually nothing to worry about – as usual hair growth pattern returns to normal by the time your baby is around 12 months old.