How does your body change while you’re pregnant?

  • Acne. Many pregnant women will get acne on their face, chest, or back. It all has to do with hormones.
  • Spider veins. These are little blood vessels that can appear on your face, chest, arms, or stomach. They often clear up after your pregnancy.
  • Stretch marks. Your skin is being stretched to make room for the baby, so sometimes pink or purple marks appear. They can be helped with moisturizing lotions or creams.
  • Hair. 3 months after having the baby, a lot of women lose some hair from their head. Some women also grow hairs on their lip and chin during pregnancy. It should get better within six months of having the baby.
  • Rashes. Some women get small red bumps and hives on their stomach, thighs, arms, and chest.
  • Nails. Some women’s nails become softer when they are pregnant. It should return to normal a little while after giving birth.

  • Scars. Scars might become darker while you are pregnant.