Some of these changes are just temporary and fade away after pregnancy, some leave a mark for quite a while, and there are a few that are there to stay for a lifetime. It is a mixed bag with some welcome changes and some annoying, but it is always worth it. Even though some changes can get on the nerves, they can never overshadow the joy pregnancy brings, especially the most wonderful feeling of nurturing a life. After conceiving, many pregnant women have numerous questions about what they experience and hear from others. Different, rather opposing schools of thought can be literally confusing and leave a mom-to-be all the more perplexed. While making any decision about an action, one thing that must be remembered is that any fact about the pregnancy should have a scientific backing.
Jennie Rothenberg-Gritz : Here's something strange I've noticed in both my pregnancies: At a certain point in the second trimester, I stop having to shave my legs. No one has to do it, especially not pregnant women, who should be able to do whatever they please -- not just have priority parking spots, but actually go around with hairy legs and otherwise disregard cultural norms. Showing up late, yelling, spitting, all of that. Well, maybe so, but what I mean is that my leg hair stopped growing. Oh, that's interesting.
This is not a good time to test your partner's sense of humor. A woman who has always been quick to laugh at herself will surprise you with a wailing retreat from the room if you dare mention the fact that she seems to be growing a mustache. Hair goes through two stages: growth and rest. During pregnancy, the majority of your hair is in the growth stage, giving you a fuller head of hair. Two to four months after delivery, your hair moves into a resting stage that causes a noticeable increase in hair loss.
Although most women don't grow beards, spindly chin hair can be a common occurrence. Often, this is normal, and a product of age or hormone imbalance during pregnancy, for example. Dendy Engelman tells Glamour that a few hairs on the chin are just part of the deal for most women. They may well be unwanted, but usually they're only visible if you look closely in the mirror anyway.