Lus­cious locks

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Bump Benefits -

Won­der­ing why you’ve sud­denly got hair like Kate Mid­dle­ton? With all those hor­mones fly­ing around your body, you might be lucky enough to be tem­po­rar­ily blessed with glossy locks. “El­e­vated oe­stro­gen lev­els help to in­crease the grow­ing phase of fol­li­cles, so hair looks thicker and health­ier dur­ing preg­nancy,” says gy­nae­col­o­gist Pradnya Pisal. “Oe­stro­gen also in­creases blood cir­cu­la­tion which can make your skin look more ra­di­ant.” You’ll be most Kate-es­que dur­ing the sec­ond trimester, Pradnya says. “At this point blood vol­ume in­creases from five litres to nearly seven litres, max­imis­ing changes to skin and hair.”

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