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Acne Breakout

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Pregnancy can bring on acne or make existing acne worse. The surge of hormones during pregnancy results in the skin secreting more oils. This oily substance (sebum) combined with dead skin cells can clog pores. The most affected areas seem to be the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Stress can make acne breakouts worse, so in addition to using an oil-free cleanser and eating a healthy diet, be sure to take steps to relax and take care of your mental and emotional health. Daily exercise will help skin stay healthier too as it increases blood flow to the skin.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.

**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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  • Apr. 4, 2017 12:54pm » mamax4 said:
    6 dpo lots of pimples that I normally don't have.
  • Sep. 23, 2016 1:37am » clairede89 said:
    7 DPO and so many spots on my chin and cheeks. I am pretty sure this is not something that usually happens to me!
  • Sep. 19, 2016 6:10am » xxBELLxx said:
    I NEVER get spots 9dpo 10 dp trigger rash and spots on chin and jawline its a bit soar and red fingers xxxxxx
  • Sep. 6, 2016 10:15am » MizBriC said:
    I am 10DPO and have EIGHT ZITS!!! I normally get 1-2 on my chin before AF, but I've got 6 on my face and 2 on my upper back. New to me!
  • Jul. 17, 2016 6:07pm » Aimee007 said:
    I'm 11dpo, and getting lots of spots come up around my face. I don't have the best skin, but j don't normally suffer this bad! ????
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