Quiz: The Stork and Your Skin

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Stretch marks, acne and baby make three? Test what you know about your skin during pregnancy.

True or false: Pregnancy hormones can cause long-term changes to your skin.

True. Pregnancy hormones can make long-term changes to your skin, some permanent.

What common skin disorder is known as the pregnancy mask?

Melasma is a common skin discoloration that happens when estrogen and progesteron levels change during pregnancy. Women who are taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy can also develop melasma.

Which of the following causes stretch marks during pregnancy?

Weight gain, hormonal changes and that growing belly could all leave a woman with stretch marks after her pregnancy.

What autoimmune disorder first appears as dark splotches on a pregnant woman's belly?

Pemphigoid gestationis is a rare autoimmune disease that emerges during pregnancy, and dark splotches on the stomach are an early indicator of the problem.

What percentage of women will have stretch marks after pregnancy?

Up to 90 percent of women find they have stretch marks after pregnancy.

Stretch marks will fade over time, but will they disappear?

No. Sorry all you moms out there -- stretch marks may fade witih time, but it's rare for them to completely disappear.

On what parts of a pregnant woman's body is it common for stretch marks to appear?

The most common spots for stretch marks to occur during pregnancy are on the stomach, chest, arms and thighs.

What's the name of the harmless but itchy, hive-type rash some pregnant women develop during their third trimester?

Some women develop pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, or PUPPP, during the end of pregnancy.

What does the condition known as hyperpigmentation cause?

Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin in your skin, which makes your skin darken.

True or false: Pregnancy hormones may make dry skin oily, normal skin dry or blemish-free skin break out.

True. The hormonal changes that happen during pregnancy can significantly change your skin type. Sometimes it's temporary, but sometimes this becomes your new skin type.

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