Practically all of expectant mothers may notice that there is a dark stripe on the abdomen to the pubis. For some it comes as a surprise, while others perceive it with joy, as a sure sign of pregnancy. Every day, the strip becomes more pronounced, but after childbirth it will necessarily disappear, as well as all the other pigmentation on the face and body.

The scientific name of pigmentation of pregnant – is chloasma, the cause is hormonal changes in a woman’s body. Against the background of hormonal changes the operation of pigmental system is broken, and the melanin in the skin is unevenly distributed. The cause of pigmentation during pregnancy may also be the deficiency of vitamins, especially vitamin C, and folic acid, as well as copper, zinc, iron and other substances.

A frequent companion of expectant mothers – is heartburn during pregnancy, the appearance of which testifies to the small failures in the gastrointestinal tract. Heartburn appears due to increased levels of gastric acid, which irritates the wall of the esophagus. A handful of seeds, some nuts, a couple of sips of milk, carrot juice or grapefruit can help to get rid of these unpleasant feelings. If traditional methods of heartburn do not help, it is necessary to consult a doctor, it is not worth to self-medicate.