24 Aug 2022 | 3 min Read
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Thanks to the surging levels of pregnancy hormones like oestrogen and progesterone. Apart from the growing belly, swollen feet and itchy skin, you can also expect hair and nail changes during pregnancy. Yes, you read that right! There can be an increase in the growth of your body hair during pregnancy. You might also notice changes in the growth of your nails during pregnancy. Read on to know more.
Medical studies suggest that it is normal for you to notice undesirable and unnecessary hair growth in places like the stomach, upper lip, armpits, chin and pubic area. Although the excess hair will not cause any harm, it can make you feel self-conscious and you might consider various options to get rid of them, waxing being the first one.
Your skin becomes more sensitive during pregnancy as the body produces extra blood and fluids to support your growing baby. Hence, certain precautions should be kept in mind while waxing:
Similar to some other changes to your body during pregnancy, faster-growing nails are normal. You can blame the changing levels of hormones for this.
You might also need to reach for the clippers every other day during pregnancy. On the other hand, some expecting mums also experience much more serious nail woes, including white lines or dots (leukonychia), splitting, brittleness, ingrown nails, and detachment (onycholysis) and thickening. Your nails might break, tear and split more easily than before.
Keep these tips in mind to enjoy this special phase of your life. So, are you ready to say, “Bring it on, pregnancy?”
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