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Even my face didn’t escape the changes brought on by pregnancy. The picture above was actually from my second pregnancy and while the mark on my cheek (broken capillaries?) has definitely faded, it is still there, over a year after birthing my son. The picture below is more recent, and if you look closely (or not so closely) you can still see it there. Will it continue to fade or be there forevermore? Who knows? I’m ok with it, though. Of course, the more it fades, the more ok with it I become. :)


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  • Anonymous Sunday, July 9, 2006, 1:32 pm

    Yes, I know about the permanent red spot. I got one on the end of my nose after the birth, or during, of my son. I do look like I have a perpetual zit on the end of my nose, or had an almost irish drinking binge, don’t know which, but, after four years, I know it is not going away. I am okay with that and the fact that my breasts will perpetually hang 6 to eight inches lower than they were at the age of 18. They are happy reminders of my kids and womanhood.

  • karrie Sunday, July 9, 2006, 5:48 pm

    I had skin tags on my neck. Luckily they disappeared shortly after my son was born. I can wear my other scars proudly but the tags were so wart-like and evil!

  • katie Sunday, July 9, 2006, 10:11 pm

    You have such pretty skin though! I now have acne like a hormonal adolescent. Ah, the joys of motherhood. One day I hope to get enough courage to post! What a lovely site, I am so impressed with it. Mothers supporting mothers is what I love to see!

  • Heather Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 10:48 am

    Well, I didn’t really notice the capillaries, but your beautiful green eyes struck me…

  • Kim Thursday, January 25, 2007, 10:37 pm

    your eyes are beautiful. :)

  • Sara Monday, December 31, 2007, 12:24 am

    Georgeous eyes, and you are very pretty, redness or no (it’s not really very noticeable).

    I’m in my 38th week of pregnancy, and I have a bit of random redness that appeared on my forehead, just over my left eyebrow, sometime early in my pregnancy. It’s weird and I don’t understand it – I’m hoping it will go away after the little one comes, but if not, oh well; make-up covers it, and I guess there’s always the dermatologist. Not a big deal, but when I look at myself I kind of go “Where did this COME from!?”

  • Lee Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 10:35 pm

    Those are spider angiomas caused by high levels of estrogen production during pregnancy. They usually fade over time, so don’t worry.

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