It's no secret that a lot happens to a woman's body during pregnancy. Yes, you will probably have heartburn, swollen feet, and feel the uncontrollable urge to pee at the most inconvenient times. And the sight or smell of certain foods may send you running for the nearest toilet. But there are also some really great things about being pregnant — besides giving birth to your baby, of course — that you may not be aware of. If you're feeling anxious about your growing belly, knowing some of the beauty benefits of pregnancy may put a smile on your face.
An increased level of estrogen — that pesky hormone that can be blamed for your nausea and spider veins — is also doing some pretty cool things to your body during your pregnancy, as noted on What to Expect. In addition to a fuller décolletage, you may find that you have thicker hair, stronger nails, and a clearer complexion as a result of your pregnancy. And even though some of these beauty benefits go away once you give birth, they're awesome enough to give you a reason to take plenty of pics over the next nine months.
So if you're feeling down about having to put away your skinny jeans for a few months, just think about some of these great natural beauty bonuses. And even if you can't see your feet for a while, you'll have great reasons to want to stare at your face instead.