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Where is my pregnancy glow!

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Olishi Thu 28-Apr-16 11:00:23

I feel somewhat cheated as in neither pregnancy have I had 'the glow'. In fact, in my first I was told I looked incredibly ill and at the moment I have circles under my eyes and pale, sallow skin.

No spots this time though. So that's a plus I guess.

Does this magic glow actually exist? sad

NeedACleverNN Thu 28-Apr-16 11:02:48

Quote from friends

Phoebe: Being pregnant is hard on your tummy.
Joey: Hey, but at least you got that cool, pregnant lady glow.
Phoebe: That's sweat. You throw up all morning, you'll have that glow, too.

I didn't get that glow either btw

RaeSkywalker Thu 28-Apr-16 11:05:13

I'm glowing! Currently sporting a lovely green hue. Occasionally I go grey. It's a real treat grin

missybct Thu 28-Apr-16 11:32:42

Ha, I hear you. I don't think I've glowed - my skin is awful, my hair alternates between strawery and so oily you could fry and egg off it, and I'm a bloody nightmare to be around grin

GinaBambino Thu 28-Apr-16 11:40:09

No glow here! DP says I look more beautiful than ever (suck-up) but I feel manky, oily skin and spotty. The only good thing is my hair has stopped malting like I'm a bloody dog.

GinnyHendricks Thu 28-Apr-16 11:41:33

Me neither, my normally clear skin is erupting like a teenagers at the moment. sad

SockQueen Thu 28-Apr-16 12:02:21

I got sunburnt yesterday so am glowing for the wrong reasons. Overall though, if anything my skin feels worse than it normally does - really dry and blotchy.

HD18 Thu 28-Apr-16 15:15:55

No glow here either. Haven't had any spots which is a plus but definitely no "glow". I didn't get the nice thick hair and strong nails part either so I definitely lucked out in that area hmm

Growingbeanno2 Thu 28-Apr-16 15:50:59

No sign with my first and definitely not any now!

ThinkPinkStink Thu 28-Apr-16 16:48:04

My nails are looking reasonable - aside from that, nada (17ish weeks).

Dollface136 Thu 28-Apr-16 17:53:08

No glow here either. Although people keep saying "you look lovely" and "don't you look well". I think it's just something they say because it seems the nicest thing to say when confronted with a friend who once looked ok and now looks like Princess Fiona in full ogre mode. I am doubting the glow exists for anyone unless you have a team of stylists and nutritionists on hand.

shelbTa Thu 28-Apr-16 17:54:14

Same here - I look like shit. Thinning hair, bloated face, gassy, pale, bumpy nips the size of flying saucers. OH won't touch me as he 'doesn't want to hurt the baby' - code for "yeah you look like shit".


ThinkPinkStink Thu 28-Apr-16 17:59:11

Maybe 'glow' is a euphemism for 'bit fat' in which case I'm glowing hard!

FifiRebel Thu 28-Apr-16 19:47:52

No glow here at 27 weeks. I've gone from horrendously spotty to extremely dry skin. I think I prefer latter. I've also noticed that my hair is getting greasy really quickly the last few weeks?! hmm

sepa Thu 28-Apr-16 19:49:14

Hate to break it to you but I'm still waiting for my glow and DC is 8 weeks old grin

Olishi Sun 01-May-16 20:04:24

It seems the glow is but a mere myth sad

MrsZumbaDancer Sun 01-May-16 20:35:49

No glow here either! Dry flaky skin in my face and a have the thick hair but on top of my already incredibly thick hair its unmanageable and like straw!

Buttwing Sun 01-May-16 22:08:57

I've had 4 doc and never had the glow! As others have said a bit green or at best pregnancy grey. Hmm that actually sounds like a paint colour "pregnancy grey" I might do my hall in itgrin

happychick123 Mon 02-May-16 07:40:26

I was told on Saturday by family and friends that I am glowing, my hair is shiny and thick and my skin is a nice pink but I don't know if they are just being nice

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