Pregnancy Signs

Gestational diabetes mellitus
Gestational diabetes mellitus January 6, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fast Facts Approximately 1 in 20 pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes You have an increased risk if you have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes, are overweight or have previously birthed a baby weighing more than 4.5kg Eating ... Read More »

Hyperpigmentation in pregnancy: Darkening of freckles, scars, nipples, genitals, thighs and arm pits
Hyperpigmentation in pregnancy: Darkening of freckles, scars, nipples, genitals, thighs and arm pits November 3, 2012 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What is hyperpigmentation? During pregnancy up to 90% of women experience some degree of darkening to areas of the skin. This darkening of the skin is referred to as hyperpigmentation. This may occur in specific areas of the body such ... Read More »

Mask of Pregnancy – Melasma
Mask of Pregnancy – Melasma October 18, 2012 (5 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5)

What is the ‘mask of pregnancy’ and what does it look like? The ‘mask of pregnancy’, also known as Melasma or Chloasma (medical names) is a skin condition that occurs in 45-75% of pregnancies. The name originates from the Greek ... Read More »

Linea Nigra
Linea Nigra October 3, 2012 (12 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What is the linea nigra? Linea nigra is a condition in which pregnant women experience a darkening (hyperpigmentation) in the midline of the abdomen. It is typically a thin line of darker coloured skin that extends from the belly button ... Read More »







 
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