A healthy glow, increased oils, lines, dark places, skin tags...these can all be normal skin changes you'll notice during your second trimester. Read on to see just what you can expect.
For anyone out there wanting to keep stretch marks away, a friend told me during my 1st pregnancy to use Bag Balm. You get it at any drug store. It is a nasty looking, nasty smelling and very greasy. I was huge with my son and I smeared it faithfully all over my stomach and breasts. I never got one stretch mark on my entire body from pregnancy. Now I am 6 months pregnant with my 2nd child and faithfully smearing bag balm all over again, and I have elastic skin. Not one stretch mark appearing.
Dear Fitness Expert,
Do you have any tips on exercise or nutrition that will help prevent stretch marks? Also, I enjoy running and am wondering just how long it's okay to continue. Thanks.
I have had a itchy rash on my stomach, legs, elbows and buttocks for the last week and a half. I am 36 weeks pregnant. I have tried calamine lotion, 1% hydrocortisone cream and the benadryl anti itch cream. They all take away the itch for a little while. What can I do for a little longer relief, and also what could this be?
There are a number of changes that take place in your third trimester of pregnancy. It's time to get to know them!
If you could see the baby floating in that warm, watery world, you might see a tiny thumb, complete with thumbnail, tucked inside a so-small mouth.
Now that you are pregnant your skin may begin to change right before your very eyes. Your skin can change from a sudden new glow on your face to pinkish, reddish streaks on your stomach. Here is a list of skin changes that are common during pregnancy.
I don't care about my stretch marks as much as I thought I would before I got pregnant, though. I mean, I think they're icky looking and I'd rather they weren't there but they don't really bother me. That's a big deal for me because I had all kinds of body image problems growing up!