Pregnancy is a wonderful time in any woman’s life, and one needs to enjoy it to the fullest. However, some women experience erratic moods, due the changes happening within their bodies. It is important to remember that your body is changing for the good of your baby and you need to learn to accept these changes as part of a healthy pregnancy.

Your moods have an effect on the growing foetus so try as hard as you can to remain happy and cheerful.

Hormonal Changes

There are many hormonal changes that take place in a pregnant woman’s body – of course, they vary from woman to woman. Generally, pregnancy brings along with it bigger (at times, leaky) breasts, abnormal hair growth, stretch marks, acne, aches and pains, and swollen hands and feet.

Your clothes don’t fit, your shoes don’t fit and you put on weight just about everywhere. But this doesn’t mean you give up on yourself and not try and look good. Patience, however, is a virtue.

Reducing Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are bound to occur in pregnancy as the skin stretches to its maximum limit during this time. However, you can follow some simple steps to reduce them and make them fade away post delivery.

Cocoa butter is known to have excellent properties to reduce stretch marks, so remember to massage cocoa butter body lotion all over, after your bath. It will also make your skin supple.

Besides, a few stretching exercises will ensure you don’t have to deal with ugly stretch marks later on.

Hair Removal

Hair removal can be a pain during pregnancy, literally. While bleaching is considered okay, the safest way of hair removal is waxing. Bikini waxing, too, is approved by most practitioners, so go for it if you have the guts.

Facial hair can be removed through threading, but you may have to visit your beautician often, as hair tends to grow faster than normal in pregnancy.