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Is excess body hair common in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

The hormone Progesterone is very high in pregnancy and has male hormone side effects including hair growth.

In brief: Yes

The hormone Progesterone is very high in pregnancy and has male hormone side effects including hair growth.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Unwanted Hair

Pregnant women may develop unwanted hair on the upper lip, cheeks, chin, legs and arms.
You may even experience new hair growth on the belly, breasts or back. In addition, hair appears thicker and fuller when pregnant. This condition usually starts in the first trimester and is only temporary. Hair growth should lessen and return to its usual growth cycle about six months after giving birth.

In brief: Unwanted Hair

Pregnant women may develop unwanted hair on the upper lip, cheeks, chin, legs and arms.
You may even experience new hair growth on the belly, breasts or back. In addition, hair appears thicker and fuller when pregnant. This condition usually starts in the first trimester and is only temporary. Hair growth should lessen and return to its usual growth cycle about six months after giving birth.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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