Reasons for strengthening hair growth
Many women during pregnancy note the strengthening of hair on the head. But some of them appear in undesirable places (for example, on the abdomen, chest), creating an uncomfortable sensation and fear. Note that the skin of the abdomen has hair follicles. With hormonal changes, they begin to work in a strengthened mode, which is a normal process.
At the beginning of the first trimester, the level of progesterone, the hormone produced by the yellow body, increases. It helps to keep the implanted embryo in the womb, does not allow to reject the fetal egg, affects the development of the mammary glands. Hormones in the body of a pregnant woman prevent hair loss and in most cases affect their strengthening, which explains their appearance in the form of a dense coating on the body. The appearance of hair is also affected by the hormones of the adrenal glands and the placenta, and sometimes such changes cause fear and horror in women.
Hair on the stomach: to experience or experience?
Again, that the appearance of hair on the abdomen is not terrible, but natural for a pregnant woman, and this phenomenon is called hypertrichosis. At all women hair have the structure: thin, curly, dense. But during pregnancy they can be thicker, darken and undergo other changes.
The first noticeable increase in hair growth in undesirable places can be observed at the 12th week of fetal development, which is associated in this period with the adrenal glands secretion of male sex hormones - androgens. Hair can be of different length, density and dark color. But experts recommend not to worry about this, because this phenomenon is temporary. After the birth of the baby with a change in the hormonal background, noticeable hairiness disappears without a trace.
There is an opinion that has come to us from grandmothers and moms, that a strong growth of hair on the stomach and chest is a sign of the boy's appearance. But according to official data and reviews of many modern moms, nothing in common hairy belly has a child with sex.
What procedures can I do?
Worrying for their appearance, future moms are wondering whether it is possible to remove unwanted vegetation in the abdomen, is it dangerous for the fetus, and what procedures can be performed?
The doctor on the consultation will tell you that it is better to survive this period and do nothing. But there are many safe ways that will help to safely and harmlessly get rid of the vegetation in an undesirable location.
Do not remove hair with tweezers, as the condition may worsen, it can provoke abdominal pain and lead to the formation of purulent wounds. Also it is not recommended to shave off the hair, but you can trim them neatly with a manicure scissors. If the hair is very dark in color, then they can be discolored with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution: they are lubricated several times a day with a cotton swab dipped in the solution.
It is not recommended to do electroepilation and hair removal with wax. The action of electrical discharges or wax in hot form can negatively affect the health of the baby and the course of pregnancy.
In order not to conduct unpleasant experiments and not worry about their appearance, a woman needs the support of relatives and close people. Particular attention, care, love, careful attitude and affectionate words are required from the husband. Due to this relationship, a depressed state associated with changes in appearance can pass.
The increased vegetation on the abdomen, which appeared during pregnancy, in some women disappears immediately after the birth of the baby, or after the cessation of breastfeeding. After this period, the hormonal background is leveled, the hair thinens and disappears forever. But some women have hairs on their stomachs that can stay forever, and in this case the epilation procedures will help.