SKIN AND HAIR CHANGES
Hormonal changes taking place during
pregnancy will make your nipples and the area around them
go darker. Your skin colour may also darken a little, either
in patches or all over. Birthmarks, moles and freckles may
also darken. Some women develop a dark line running down the
middle of their stomachs. These changes will gradually fade
after the birth of the baby, although your nipples may remain
a little darker.
It is advisable not to stay in the sun for too long because
you tend to tan more quickly. If you go out in the sun use
a good high-factor sunscreen lotion to protect your skin.
Hair growth is also likely to increase during pregnancy. Your
hair may also be greasier and it may look dull and lifeless.
After the baby is born you may feel that you are losing too
much hair. In fact you are losing the increase that had occurred
during pregnancy and therefore do not worry.