During pregnancy you may notice one or more skin changes. Typical skin changes include the following: Chloasma, usually is called...
During pregnancy you may notice one or more skin changes. Typical skin changes include the following:
  • Chloasma, usually is called the "mask of pregnancy" because it's when brownish patches appear on the face along the nose, cheeks, and forehead. About half of all pregnant women experience this, but you're more prone to developing it if you have darker hair and fair skin.
  • That line that runs from your navel to your pubic hair may darken.
  • Mole and birth marks you have may darken.
  • New moles may appear.
  • Blue looking patches on your legs and feet may appear when you're cold. This is due to the extra estrogen in your system during pregnancy.
According to the Mayo Clinic, most skin changes women have during pregnancy have to do with skin darkening, which they note about 90% of all women experience. Darkening can happen anywhere, but is likely to happen to the skin around your nipples, the skin under your armpits, or the skin on your inner thighs.

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