Pregnancy Skin

The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Stretch Marks

Stretch marks! The body bugbear of women everywhere. But what are they and how do they form? Stretch marks happen when your skin is stretched significantly over a short period of time. When your skin stretches on the outside, the inside layers stretch too, causing the lower layers of your skin fibres to tear. This […]

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Irritation on Pregnant Mum’s Skin

Skin irritation is one pesky problem that you may encounter during pregnancy. An incredible itching sensation occurs for most women. The irritation is usually found in body folds such as; creases under the breasts, abdomen, groin, and armpits. These are the areas where the most friction occurs and as a result of your maternity weight, […]

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Pregnancy Exercises – What to do & what to avoid!

Exercise during pregnancy has many benefits – it can help keep you healthy and fit while pregnant, build your stamina for labor & delivery and also helps you stay in shape and reduce muscle and joint pains, common in pregnancy. Light, easy and consistent exercising can do wonders throughout your pregnancy. The best exercise is […]

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Food to Eat & Not Eat during Pregnancy!

Eating healthy is a habit that should be picked up whether pregnant or not, however, it is significantly important to say that while pregnant, there are foods that should be kept away altogether.  We compiled a list of foods (in no particular order) that should and shouldn’t be eaten when pregnant.   Food to Eat: […]

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All about child birth

Motherhood is the most exciting journey that a woman undertakes out of which the most important chapter is the actual child birth. For all the moms-to-be who want more information about this process, here is some of what to expect. Methods of Childbirth: There are a few different methods to birth your child. Vaginal delivery […]

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Pregnancy Month 5: Week 21 – Week 24

What’s happening to your body in month 5? You’re still in the stage of pregnancy that many expectant mums enjoy. With any luck, your face will have that healthy mum-to-be ‘glow’ – it’s all thanks to the effect of pregnancy hormones and increased blood flow on your skin. But the extra weight you’ll be putting […]

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Pregnancy Month 6: Week 25 – Week 29

At 6 months pregnant, you’re starting the run-up to giving birth. Here’s what to expect as you go into the third trimester of pregnancy. What’s happening to your body in month 6? It’s goodbye to the more comfortable stage of pregnancy in month 6. You’re likely to get a few aches and pains, including heartburn […]

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Your Skin in Pregnancy

From stretch marks to pigmentation, we talk you through the skin changes that can happen during pregnancy.What are stretch marks? Stretch marks are thin reddish or purple marks that appear on your skin when your body shape suddenly changes. They often appear in patches, and can form a ripple pattern on your skin.   Stretch […]

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Changes and Adaptations During Pregnancy – 3rd Trimester

By this time, we believe you have come to appreciate the changes and adaptation during the first and second trimesters. If you would recall, we talked about hormonal changes, breast and nipple enlargement, dietary changes and other pregnancy related issues in the first trimester. We also spent some time talking about stretch marks, weight gain, […]

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Changes and Adaptations During Pregnancy – 1st Trimester

A full term pregnancy goes through three trimesters: The first occurs between weeks one (1) and thirteen (13), the second between weeks fourteen and twenty-six and the final lap from week twenty-seven till birth. During this period, hormonal changes affect almost all the organs. Some changes may start from the onset of pregnancy till birth […]

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