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Is it normal to have dry skin after giving birth?

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Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 54 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have dry skin after pregnancy as the hormonal changes may trigger this.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

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Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of delivered water (you don't necessarily need special water, but it helps for this analogy) every 2 weeks. After she delivered and was nursing, we used 3 of those bottles every 2 weeks! dehydration can lead to dry skin. There are also hormone shifts!

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