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Here’s Why Pregnancy Makes Women Glow

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Here’s Why Pregnancy Makes Women Glow


While there are many symptoms associated with conception, morning sickness, tender breasts and exhaustion, pregnancy glow is arguably one of the initial signs you’ve got a baby on board. So, what is pregnancy glow and it is a real thing?

A visibly noticeable brightening in the skin’s appearance, the “glow,” is one of many physiological changes a woman may experience due to an influx in hormones while pregnant, the American Pregnancy Association says.

Though the reason behind the natural highlighter isn’t concrete, science provides a little insight to the skin phenomenon.

Onset by increased blood volume (by approximately 50%) and production of the hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), this duo works together to create the…

Please read original article Here’s Why Pregnancy Makes Women Glow posted on Healthy Black Girls on 7 March 2017 | 9:23 pm —

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