When I was pregnant my leg hair started growing REALLY slow...like, I could go without shaving for weeks at a time during warm weather. But my armpit hair grew at the regular rate. It was as though my body knew shaving my legs was getting more and more difficult, but it was easy to reach the pits.
Now that I'm 12 weeks PP I've noticed that my leg hair is back to its normal growth rate (maybe even a little faster?), but my armpit hair has totally changed...only a handful of hairs seem to be growing at any one time.
This is all just bizarre and I'm assuming hormonal in some way.
Teacher until birth of DS (7-27-08)and now DD (10-17-11):, now SAHM, wife to my wonderful hard-working DH.
Pits were gross during pg, as I had lots of skin tags in them. Thankfully, they are mostly gone PP.
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
Army wife - Mama to Liam (9/07), Laine (5/09), and Eliza (7/11)
When I was pregnant my leg hair started growing REALLY slow...like, I could go without shaving for weeks at a time during warm weather. But my armpit hair grew at the regular rate.
Sadly, all my hair is back to growing at the normal rate now. I did appreciate the break though!
"Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été."
Mama to DD (12.2005), DS1 (01.2009), DS2 (04.28.2013) with DH 04.10.13!!
My leg hair doesn't seem any different, but my skin is very itchy.
Yeah that only it never stopped when I had my last baby. If I let it grow out, which I won't anymore for hygenic reasons, it goes just past mid thigh. It's like head hair now. Hate it cause I've never been a trim it for my man kind of girl.
Well, my body hair didn't really change much during pregnancy.
But I'm 3 mos PP now & have noticed much less hair in my bikini area & arm pits! Weird. (Leg hair has always been very sparse.) Of course, I still have to shave because I have pale skin with dark hair and there is some hair there, but it's MUCH more sparse than before.
Somehow I didn't have too much trouble shaving my legs while PG, but bikini was IMPOSSIBLE because I couldn't see it. I just eventually gave up. YECH! What a sight to see that area again immediately after DS was born & placed on my chest.
hey, wait a second... remind me why I do this again!?
Mom of three - (2.5 yrs, 7yrs, and 11yrs). Birthing Doula, editor, and wife to my soulmate. I've had a c/s, hospital VBAC, UC and not yet decided what I'll do about this next little one