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Pregnancy Beauty Changes: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Are you basking in the pregnancy glow, or are you feeling more gross than glowing? Here, we break down the details on the beauty (and not-so-beautiful) side effects of pregnancy. We assure you they're totally normal, even if they're not all desirable.
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Expectant moms are famous for that "glow," but as your pregnancy progresses you'll probably start noticing more than just a rosy complexion. Increased blood flow and surging hormones are responsible for a bevy of beauty changes — good and bad — to your pregnant bod. "Most moms are prepared for the weight gain, but are quite surprised to discover how many other changes can happen to their bodies," says Allison Hill, M.D., ob-gyn at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, and co-author of The Mommy Docs Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth. We've got the scoop on what you can expect, from head to toe.