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Do you have the glow of pregnancy?

They promised you you'd be glowing by now. Maybe you are and don't even feel it. Hear from a few other moms-to-be about what they're feeling now.
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I was told yesterday I had a glow, too, but I didn't feel glowing. However, we were having parent-teacher interviews, so I had my "dress-up" clothes on and must have looked the cute pregnant woman...but a glow, I'm not convinced. I've got lots of acne I cover up with makeup and I'm constantly blowing my nose these days, so I don't feel "glowing." — Sue

I have received numerous compliments about having a glow. Personally, I don't know what they are talking about. I feel so unattractive most of the time. — Crystal

A lady at work told me once that I was glowing. I think it was because I was happy that day and smiling a lot. But on the other hand, my hair is looking pretty good and so is my skin. I think the extra water and prenatal vitamins are helping out a lot. — Gisel

When I can be bothered to put a little moisturizer and mascara on and go out, people say to me "you look really well" or "you really are blooming now." I think they are just saying it to make me feel better though, because when I look in the mirror I really do look like crap! — Meg

With my daughter, I really did glow. I think it was because during my second trimester I felt so good (better than I ever had before) and I was so happy. I'm still waiting for this with this pregnancy. I am looking a bit better. The "green" look of the first trimester has left, and I'm not looking so old. — Stephanie

I think that if I am dressed nicely, freshly showered and feeling good, then I am glowing...if I am not any of these things, you can be sure the "glow" is just because my skin is oily from not having been washed. — Shannon

Nope, no glow here either. I'm just sick and exhausted all the time, and the best I've gotten from people is, "You don't look so green today." — Tricia

I am definitely not glowing. I'm so washed-out looking. I do have to say though that my skin has been much clearer than normal and I do have great pregnancy hair. Usually I have to wash it every day because it looks oily and limp. Now it's shiny and full looking. — Pam

I've noticed a constant flush in my cheeks, and I think when people say I'm glowing, that's why. — Lilladybug75

I, too, have had people tell me that I am glowing. In fact, a number of people have said it from the beginning of my pregnancy. I don't think I am glowing at all, but who knows. Actually, I had more people tell me that during my first trimester. Maybe it was all of the broken blood vessels on my face from throwing up. — Amy

I WANT TO GLOW! TELL ME HOW! I keep hearing/reading about this whole "glow" phenomena but it's just not happening with me. Maybe I need to tell more people I'm pregnant so they don't think that belly sticking out in front is a beer gut, and then the "glowing" compliments may begin? — Melita

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    Rated 0 out of 5 by MOST WOMEN DONT KNOW THAT THEY HAVE A GLOW WHEN THEY ARE CARRYING A BABY BUT ALL OTHERS CAN SEE IT SO GREAT TO HEAR THAT! October 27, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I do not like the pregnancy small talk of a glow with failed attempts to touch my belly. September 21, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I was actually talking to one of my girlfriends about this earlier. Everyone says 'OH MY GOONESS you make such a beautiful pregnant momma!" "Awwww, I can see the pregnancy glow!" I just sit here like....what? What glow? During my second trimester I did feel a pregnancy glow; everything fit me perfectly the way I wanted, I could move with ease, I wasn't tired, etc. Now being in the beginning of my third trimester I feel like I've been hit with a ton of bricks and run over by a truck! I feel exhausted ALL THE TIME. I can't even keep up with my yoga anymore....My belly changes sizes everyday ('m not kidding someone asked me if I was in my 3rd month the other day I'm actually in my 7th). Some days it's huge! Other days it looks like I ate too much...Doctor says it's because I'm fairly petite and my body tone from before pregnancy. Just sucks some days because I'm happy I'm having this little bundle, but not happy with how I'm feeling. I guess pregnancy is such a blessing, no one really minds that you're all swollen, or that you can't see your toes. at the end of the day It's all worth it. September 13, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I'm not glowing... I'm greasing. My face is awful (and they said with boys your skin looks great... ) ...I have to wash my face twice a day. I can feel the oil on it. I feel like I have a new set of blackheads or pimples every day! My chest is also doing the same. There's no glow for me. Just an awful continuous production of skin grease..... which tends to lead to break outs... Oh well. August 22, 2013
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