Acne Breakout

Early pregnancy symptom

The chart

Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy




About this symptom

Acne Breakout

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.

Includes: Oily skin, pimples, blemishes, white/blackheads


Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

1 dpo - 16 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

17 dpo - 18 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy


Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
18 dpo 1.3 times less (-17%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.




What women are saying about this symptom.

Francobaby90  5 years ago
16dpo. Breaking out, no sign of af and still bfn. I'm starting to think I'm not even ovulating. : (

mamax4  7 years ago
6 dpo lots of pimples that I normally don't have.

clairede89  7 years ago
7 DPO and so many spots on my chin and cheeks. I am pretty sure this is not something that usually happens to me!

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