There's an old wives tale that says girls steal your beauty so if you're pregnant with a girl you'll have bad skin. Well, I fear that may be true. Ever since I got pregnant I've been battling zits like I did when I was a teen! I try to cover it up with makeup, but it just doesn't work. When I asked my doctor what I can use on my face he simply said stridex pads. Medications even topical meds could be dangerous to baby so I don't want to use anything that could be bad for her.
There's also a big debate over nail polish. Some doctors say that the chemicals in nail polish can be absorbed through the skin and harm the baby and if anyone knows all the crazy bad stuff that can be found in nail polish you know that you don't want baby ingesting any of it. Other doctors say that you'd absorb so little that there's no way it could do harm. Now I've never had a problem growing nails, but now they're growing so fast I'm having a hard time keeping them trimmed down to a manageable length. If I don't trim them once a week I would have a witchy situation on my hands. More often than not my nails are painted. If I'm going to have nice nails I want them to look nice too. I don't want to make my baby sick though. I talked to a lot of moms about nail polish and most of them wore it throughout their pregnancies and had no issues so I think I'm going to take the chance.
My hair has been pretty nice too. Thicker than usual for now. I understand that there's a good chance much of it will fall out soon after the baby comes. About 40-50% of women experience hair loss after pregnancy. I know one girl that lost so much hair that you could see her scalp after her baby was born, that's not typical! I do expect to lose some of my hair though because my mom's hair is pretty thin. Not thin enough to see her scalp, but still thin. If that does happen it's back to short hair for me.
Speaking of short hair, how many of you moms cut your hair after baby was born? My friend Dala's baby is 2 months old and he has quite a grip. When he grabs onto her hair it's a tug of war to get him to let go. She's seriously considering chopping the locks. Are short styles a must for moms of infants?