Document Type : Original Article


Bachelor of Skin Care Assistant Jihad University of Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences Unit, Tehran, Iran


Pregnancy is a period of deep hormonal and metabolic changes that the body endures for a relatively short period of time, during which many changes occur in the skin, nails and hair. Rashes and skin changes are extremely common during pregnancy. Due to the specific mental and emotional conditions of pregnant women, these changes can cause concerns that may be related to appearance, the possibility of recurrence in subsequent pregnancies, potential effects on the fetus, or a combination of them. The skin changes observed during pregnancy are not all of the same importance. Some of them are common skin changes that can be seen in almost all pregnant women. Of course, there are a number of skin diseases that are specifically associated with pregnancy. Also, pregnancy can aggravate or alleviate many skin diseases that are not specific to this period.

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The Effect of Pregnancy on the Skin


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