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11 Feb 2004

9 wks pregnant, problem skin & other concerns for baby
I am 9 wks pregnant & so far so good. I have had the odd scare i.e spotting but all seems well so far. I am just concerned at the moment because my skin on my face seems to have flared up with acne. I always thought that whilst you were pregnant your skin glowed!!!!! I am not sure what to take at this stage as I would prefer not to take any tablets. I am also drinking 6-8 glasses of water but that seems not to help either. Please can you suggest something.

I also wanted to know when is it recommended to start drinking formance. I experianced so many problems in conceiving this precious bundle that I don't want to anything to jeopodise the situation.

Is it also normal for the morning sickness to come & go? Should I be worried if I feel OK?
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01 Jan 0001

Acne does sometimes occur in pregnancy, and you are right that the usual medications cannot be used in pregnancy. Other than using lotions, you will probably have to live with the acne for for now.
I am not sure what 'formance' is but a good vitamin supplement such as Pregnavit M is a good idea.
Morning sickness can come and go and many women do not experience it at all. If you feel okay, you are one of the lucky ones.

Best wishes
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