We’ve seen the pictures. The magazine covers a la Demi Moore (circa 1991). A daringly, nude celeb embracing her forthcoming motherhood. A shiny baby bump on display. And a beautiful pregnant silhouette – with smooth, glowing, perfect skin.
The reality is a little hairier.
Extra hair growth during pregnancy is triggered by hormone changes. It’s incredibly common. After loads of laser treatments, Kim Kardashian was reportedly upset with her hair regrowth and having to go back to waxing while pregnant . Drew Barrymore even admitted that she grew a wonderful little goatee while carrying daughter Olive.
That’s right, in your first trimester, all the effort invested in waxing, lasering and electrolysis will seem useless. The good news – it’s temporary and you should be back to normal within six months of having the baby.
So what can you do while pregnant?