Skin and pregnancy

It is said that pregnant women experience the “pregnancy glow”. The skin turns “rosy” and becomes softer. Well, during my pregnancy neither my skin nor my hair became shiny. So, moved by my curiosity, I made a literature research and found out the most common skin changes occurring during pregnancy. Pregnancy is characterized by immunologic,Continue reading “Skin and pregnancy”

Pregnancy and COVID-19

In this last month we are hearing a lot about COVID-19 and how it causes a severe respiratory syndrome (that is why the virus’ name is SARS-COV-2). However, very little is said about what happen to pregnant women who are affected with the virus. Since I have a couple of friends who are pregnant andContinue reading “Pregnancy and COVID-19”

Hormones and pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of time regulated in an extreme strict way by several hormones. I will talk about the 5+1 most important hormones typical of pregnancy. 1 – Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) It is produced by the placenta after implantation. It is the hormone detected by pregnancy tests. It seems to be the causeContinue reading “Hormones and pregnancy”