Lifestyle and Beauty

Beauty Products and Treatments During Pregnancy

Most beauty treatments and cosmetic ingredients women would use during pregnancy are considered safe. But since there are only a few studies in pregnant women to know for sure what's safe and what's not, ... read more »

Anti-Aging Face Creams During Pregnancy

Most anti-aging creams are included on the list of beauty treatments that are considered unsafe to use during pregnancy due to the fact that anti-aging creams often include high doses of vitamin A. ... read more »

Makeup Tattoos During Pregnancy

Pregnant women should steer clear of the tattooing process during pregnancy in order to eliminate the risk of HIV or Hepatitis B infection. ... read more »

Hydrotherapy During Pregnancy

Hydrotherapy is the term used for water treatments. Hydrotherapy for aches and pains, often associated with spas, can be safe during pregnancy as long as water temperatures are kept cool. ... read more »

Jewelry During Pregnancy

Some women have no skin change during pregnancy and find they are able to wear rings, earrings and necklaces. Others may have skin reactions and experience irritation to the metals in jewelry. ... read more »

Laser Skin Treatments During Pregnancy

While laser skin treatments are not thought to effect the fetus, skin-numbing solutions used to reduce pain associated with the procedure can leech into the bloodstream and be harmful to the fetus. ... read more »

Collagen Injections During Pregnancy

Collagen injections are typically used to create fuller looking lips. The effect of collagen injections on pregnancy has not been tested, which means the procedure is not approved for pregnant women. ... read more »

Scented Oils During Pregnancy

When choosing scented oils during pregnancy, it is important to understand which oils are considered safe for use during pregnancy and which should be avoided until after giving birth. ... read more »

Electrology During Pregnancy

Electrology is the practice of using electricity to remove unwanted hairs. With electrology there are two methods that are mainly used: galvanic and thermolysis. The galvanic method is unsafe to use during pregnancy; the thermolysis method may be safe to use. ... read more »

Liposuction During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, liposuction is not considered safe. The first concern comes from the use of general anesthesia. Other concerns regard the fact that liposuction involves getting rid of fatty deposits ... read more »

Weak and Brittle Nails

Pregnancy is often associated with extended nail growth and stronger, longer nails. For some women, however, those tricky pregnancy hormones can leave her with weak and brittle nails. ... read more »

Veneers During Pregnancy

The only known side effect of pregnancy that could cause an expecting woman to put off veneer application is that gums become more sensitive due to increased blood volume. ... read more »

Hair Loss

During pregnancy, hair loss can occur as a result of a hereditary trait or hormonal changes in the body. Over-the-counter treatments, such as Rogain, can not be used to treat hair loss during pregnancy as is falls into Category C medication. ... read more »

Hair on Knuckles

Pregnancy hormones cannot increase hair growth in only one area of the body, however. If hair on the head is growing faster, fuller and thicker, chances are hair on other parts of the body is also growing, and this can be unwanted. ... read more »

Hairy Nipples

Hairs on the nipples and areola are common, but during pregnancy these hairs may seem to grow longer and darker as the pregnancy progresses. This is due to pregnancy hormones. ... read more »

Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion During Pregnancy

Melasma, or red, splotchy skin, is often referred to as the 'pregnancy mask'. While dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are effective treatments of melasma, they are not considered safe. ... read more »

Nipple Discharge

Nipples are made for one purpose in life: to feed a baby. During pregnancy, colostrum can leak from the nipples as early as the second trimester. ... read more »

Razor Bumps

Skin during pregnancy is more sensitive. Expecting women may find that shaving causes razor bumps on their legs, underarms and personal areas. ... read more »

Spider Veins During Pregnancy

Blood volume and blood circulation increases during pregnancy and these changes are like a one-two punch on capillaries under the skin spider veins. ... read more »

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are typically applied to strands of hair with hair glue, which is not safe to use during pregnancy. An alternative to gluing in hair extensions is the braiding process. ... read more »

Crow's Feet

Crow's feet are small wrinkles that appear around the eyes. During pregnancy, medical treatments for crow's feet are out of the question. ... read more »

Sun Spots

Sun spots are characterized by dark spots that appear on the skin's surface. When sun spots occur in women who are not pregnant, they are called melasma. ... read more »

Home Spa Treatments During Pregnancy

With so many concerns about manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials and massages, it seems more appropriate to consider home spa treatments in place of salon treatments which can be more sanity and convenient and tend to cost less. ... read more »

Turkey Neck

Weight loss and aging can leave the skin under the neck sagging like a turkey wattle. While pregnant, there is very little that can be done for the turkey wattle. ... read more »

Droopy or Torn Earlobes

Droopy and torn earlobes can leave a woman feeling less beautiful every time she looks in the mirror. ... read more »

Unibrow

If the unibrow appeared after becoming pregnant, it could be due to a darkening of facial and body hair. Waxing is typically not suggested during pregnancy but tweezing and shaving of a unibrow during pregnancy is safe. ... read more »

Excessive Body Hair

Some women have excessive body hair before they become pregnant and others develop the trait after pregnancy. ... read more »

Facial Hair

There is no scientific reason for increased facial hair growth related to pregnancy hormones. But there a change that occurs which can cause a darkening of the natural hair growth. ... read more »

White Coated Tongue

When dehydrated, a white coated tongue can appear, caused by a layer of bacteria or dead cells on the surface of the tongue. This condition will most often go away with proper brushing and hydration. ... read more »

Thermage and Mesotherapy During Pregnancy

Thermage and Mesotherapy are two distinct beauty treatments that work to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and body fat. Thermage involves simultaneous heating and cooling of the skin while Mesotherapy uses injected chemicals and / or herbs to melt away layers of fat. Neither procedure is approved for use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Manicures During Pregnancy

Manicures are considered safe during pregnancy as long as the manicurist uses tools that have been sterilized between clients and the room is well ventilated. ... read more »

Gray Hair

After becoming pregnant, using hair dye to disguise gray hair may not be a healthy choice. The concern of using hair dye is based on the thought that contact between the chemicals in the dye and the skin may not healthy for the developing baby. ... read more »

Bad Breath

Pregnant women commonly complain of having bad breath during pregnancy. Though pregnancy hormones are not typically associated with bad breath, dental changes could be at the root of the problem. ... read more »

Body Odor

With increased fluid retention, soaring pregnancy hormones and an increased basal temperature, sweating and stinking (also known as body odor) may be a part of pregnancy. ... read more »

Callused Feet And Pregnancy

Callused feet can result from skin changes related to pregnancy hormones. Skin has a tendency to dry out more quickly while pregnant because of the intense fluid needs of the body. ... read more »

Contacts Lenses During Pregnancy

Wearing contacts during pregnancy is a safe choice. ... read more »

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the skin. Symptoms of cellulitis include swollen, red, tender skin that may feel warm to the touch. A fever may accompany the infection. ... read more »

Skin Tags

Skin tags are common and are characterized by small growths that appear to hang off the skin. Skin tags during pregnancy are associated with increased hormone levels. ... read more »

Chapped Lips

Chapped lips occur during pregnancy as a result of the body needing more liquids, retaining fluid and increasing blood flow, all for the purpose of the growing fetus. ... read more »

Are Pedicures Safe During Pregnancy

Pedicures are a safe and healthy way for a woman to feel beautiful during her pregnancy. Tools used during the pedicure should be sterilized prior to use in order to prevent infection. ... read more »

Botox During Pregnancy

A review of Botox (BtxA) during pregnancy did not recommend it's use during pregnancy and there is no clear association of fetal harm with maternal exposure to btxA injections. ... read more »

Cellulite Creams During Pregnancy

Cellulite is the collection of fat under the skin. Cellulite creams mayseem like an effective and safe way to reduce the look of cellulite,but the main ingredients ' Methylxanthines ' are not considered safe touse during pregnancy. ... read more »

Facial Peels During Pregnancy - Safety and Precautions

Skin that is discolored or affected by acne during pregnancy due to pregnancy hormones can be smoothed with the use of a chemical facial peel which works by removing the outermost layers of skin. ... read more »

Hair Perm Perming During Pregnancy

Pregnancy hormones and longer processing time - thus a greater risk of chemical absorption through the scalp and into the bloodstream and thus come in contact with the fetus - make perming a bad idea. ... read more »

Dark Stained Teeth

Having dark stained teeth is common in a world of smoking, drinking red wine and drinking coffee. Teeth whitening takes only 30 minutes a day and can work wonders but home teeth whitening kits have not be thoroughly tested for use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Diet Pills During Pregnancy

Diet pills typically contain stimulants in order to achieve higher calorie burns. Diet pills are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not safe for use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Hot Stone Massage During Pregnancy

Having a pregnancy massage should involve a trained massage therapist with certification in the field of pregnancy massage. Special equipment is also needed for pregnant women.   ... read more »

Facial Pimples and Acne During Pregnancy

Skin changes during pregnancy are common. All the hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy can change the look, feel and moisture level of a pregnant woman's skin. ... read more »

Body Wraps

Body wraps involve the application of heated towels or wraps to specific areas of the body to melt away fat and treat aches and pains. They are not safe during pregnancy. ... read more »

How To Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Gaining weight is the main reason stretch marks occur. The faster a pregnant woman gains weight, the faster stretch marks will develop. ... read more »

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