Looking Better in Pregnancy
To look good in pregnancy, it is necessary to pay attention to:
- Your hair during pregnancy: Hormones during pregnancy prevent hair loss by adding volume to the hair. If the hair falls a little after giving birth, don’t worry. This situation is quite normal. After giving birth, hormones return to normal and cause hair loss; sometimes all of them spill. Most hair loss is only temporary.
- Hair dye: There is still not enough information about how much of the colorants in the dye get into the blood through the scalp and what effect it will have on the baby. To be cautious, it will probably be good not to dye your hair during pregnancy.
- Nails: Some women notice that their fingernails grow longer than before, others have their nails grow slower or the nails become more sensitive and break easily.
- Oily or dry skin: Hormonal changes can dry or lubricate your skin. If you are in the second category, you may be prone to acne. A skincare professional can recommend the best products you can use.
- Nice looking: Do you have that ‘pregnancy twinkle’ too? You can thank your high heart rate and better blood circulation for those pink cheeks and red palms. Increased sensitivity to heat means that it is good to avoid high temperature differences, including sunbathing, hammam and saunas.
- Be careful when you are exposed to the sun: Pregnant women have more pigment on their skin, which can cause spots on your face. If you have a dark complexion, these spots may look yellowish, especially around the eyes. These spots may remain on the skin for a long time after birth and may appear every time you go out in the sun. To avoid this, wear a protected hat and use high factor sunscreen. Still, it’s best to stay in the shade.
Teeth and Gums
Pregnancy hormones can cause your gingival bleeding more easily. In addition to brushing and flossing twice a day, you should clean your teeth at least once during your pregnancy. In your interview, be sure to tell your dentist that you are pregnant or suspected of pregnancy. There is no objection to local anesthesia and x-ray for tooth extraction or filling. The dentist may ask you to wear a lead apron or choose to wait until your second or third trimester. Gingival diseases are linked to having a premature baby, so if you have any doubts, go to your dentist for a checkup.
Women gain about 12 kilos during pregnancy, but this can vary from person to person. During the first three months, you will gain 1.5 or 2 kilos. This situation will improve after the fourth month. The weight you gain consists of approximately:
- 3 kg baby
- 5 kg amniotic fluid and placenta
- 2 kg growing breasts and uterus
- Get new underwear
Sensitive and growing breasts are the first symtoms of pregnancy. While this tenderness disappears rapidly, breasts will continue to grow for nine months with one or two sizes in many women. Consult a professional for the bra size and wear a non-wire maternity bra. After your baby is born, your breasts will fill with milk and swell (angorgement); therefore, you may need a larger size bra for a while.