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Hair treatments during pregnancy and breastfeeding: Checklist for how to protect yourself and your...

(4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Minimising your exposure to hair treatments I have researched the use of hair dyes and other hair treatments in pregnancy and breastfeeding I am happy with the decision I have made regarding the use of hair...
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Hair treatments and hair dyes in pregnancy

(7 votes, average: 4.43 out of 5)
Is it safe to use hair dye during pregnancy? Should other hair treatments be avoided in the first trimester or later in pregnancy? Hair dyes and other hair treatments are used frequently and many...

Hyperpigmentation in pregnancy: Darkening of freckles, scars, nipples, genitals, thighs and arm pits

(10 votes, average: 4.30 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...

Melasma: The mask of pregnancy

(6 votes, average: 4.17 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...

Linea nigra (pregnancy line)

(15 votes, average: 4.73 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...

Breast and maternity bra care during pregnancy and breastfeeding

(4 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5)
Both your breasts and your maternity bras will play important roles in breastfeeding your baby after childbirth, so it’s important to make sure you care for both during your pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast care Breast cleaning During...

Maternity bras

(5 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5)
Maternity bras, also sometimes called nursing bras, are supportive bras with cups which clip open and closed at the front, to enable easy breastfeeding. Women who are not planning to breastfeed their baby may...

When to wear a maternity bra

(4 votes, average: 3.25 out of 5)
When to start There is no ‘right time’ to start wearing a maternity bra during pregnancy - when you choose to make the change is completely up to you. Breasts increase in size during pregnancy...
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