Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Do Pregnant Women's Hair and Nails Grow Faster? GUEST BLOG

Today's question and answer is written by my student, Mandi.

Pregnancy changes hormones and usually causes skin and hair changes. Some women get was is called "the mask of pregnancy", which is changes in the color of the skin around the eyes and cheek. Others develop a dark line around their abdomen. Most notice a change in the texture and growth of hair and nails. Some women have stronger, faster growing nails, while others report splitting nails. In nearly all cases, nails and hair go back to the way they were prior to pregnancy. Hormones are the factor that causes these changes to skin, hair, and nails of pregnant women.

Source: http://www.umm.edu/pregnancy/000214.htm

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