Hormonal changes result in a “pregnant glow” for most women. 

This is because the change in hormone levels makes your face look flushed. 

Some women may go through facial skin darkening, as the hormonal changes during pregnancy stimulate an increase in pigment-bearing cells (melanin) in your skin. As a result, you might notice brown patches on your face (melasma). 

Sun exposure, however, can aggravate the issue. When you’re outdoors, use sunscreen.

You might also see a dark line down your abdomen (linea nigra), and the expanding skin causes stretch marks, which appears as reddish-brown, black, silver or purple lines along your abdomen, breasts, buttocks or thighs.

 These should all go back to normal once your baby is born.

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