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Why does your skin turn milk white during pregnancy??

Maybe I am the only one but with each pregnancy it seems i loose my normal, natural coloring.


Asked by Ethans_Ma at 7:12 PM on Dec. 30, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Anemia is an iron deficiency.

    I am anemic because my body doesn't appropriately absorb the iron I take in. However often times people are anemic because they don't consume enough iron.

    Taking vitamin c with iron will help your body absorb it. Also avoiding any dairy products (calcium) within 30 minutes of taking in iron will help as well. Calcium basically has the opposite effect that vitamin c does, and makes it harder for your body to absorb the iron. For instance, eat dry cereal with no milk. Rice Krispies is VERY high in iron. Drink orange juice with it instead =).

    Answer by Razelda at 7:47 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Anemia

    Answer by missanc at 7:13 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • My skin is translucent white normally (I fake-bake) so I didn't really notice much of a difference. I did get a pretty glow though later in my pregnancy. I got this pink tint to my cheeks and all that, but I don't remember losing any complexion. Not sure I could have! Lol.

    Answer by Razelda at 7:14 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Yes... Anemia will do it... Which I've been anemic for 8 years. Didn't even think of it tbh.

    Answer by Razelda at 7:15 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • I have had problems when i wasn't pregnant but they said i was border line anemic, they ended up diagnosing me with hypoglycemia. Is anemic lack of iron?

    Comment by Ethans_Ma (original poster) at 7:18 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • My DD is pregnant with twins and has anemia and she is very white and It really concerns me.......


    Answer by zbee at 7:18 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • huh...i got extermely dark during my pregnancy. especially at the belly and all the way down...every one is different i guess

    Answer by chanelsparkels at 7:21 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • I've never noticed a change in skin color. And, yes, anemia is an iron deficiency.

    Answer by ohwrite at 7:22 PM on Dec. 30, 2010