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Stretch marks

Not every woman will get them, but stretch marks are very common during pregnancy.

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Pregnancy at week 27

Your baby is growing fast and probably quite active now. You'll also be gaining more weight and might even be getting some stretch marks.

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Changes to your skin during pregnancy

As your pregnancy develops, you may find that you experience changes to your skin and hair.

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Common discomforts during pregnancy

Your body has a great deal to do during pregnancy. Sometimes the changes taking place will cause irritation or discomfort, and on occasions they may seem quite alarming.

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Varicose veins

Varicose veins are a normal, but uncomfortable part of pregnancy and usually go away without treatment. Find out here how you can ease the discomfort.

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Common myths about pregnancy

Here are some of the most common myths you might hear about being pregnant.

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Pregnancy at week 21

At week 21, you should consider whether to do any travel since you may not be able to for much longer in your pregnancy.

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Stretch marks - Better Health Channel

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Striae

Stretch marks are extremely common, affecting over 70% of the population. There are two types of stretch marks - striae rubra (red or new stretch marks) and striae alba (white or old stretch marks).

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP) is a relatively common pregnancy dermatosis that causes very itchy red bumps to appear over the abdomen.

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