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Pregnancy glow

There’s no question you’re pregnant, so where’s that expectant glow you’ve heard so much about? Shouldn’t you be looking radiant right now?

We’ve all heard how pregnancy is supposed to be a one-stop beauty shop. It’s the one time in your life you can confidently flaunt your womanly curves and enjoy thick glossy hair, long, strong nails and luminous skin – isn’t it?

In reality, nausea, lack of sleep and skin changes can leave some women wondering if they will ever start blooming. If you feel like you’re doing all the growing without the glowing, here are a few tips to give you a helping hand...

Exercise can help

Exercise might be the last thing on your mind if you're suffering from pregnancy fatigue, but regular exercise can actually improve your energy levels and make you feel good about yourself.  And staying in shape could also make it easier to give birth when the time comes.  To find out more, check out our guide to safe exercise during pregnancy.

Eating well during pregnancy

When it comes to looking good you really are what you eat, so a healthy diet is vital.   See our guide to looking good from the inside out.

Getting enough sleep

A good night's sleep can be hard to come by during pregnancy, but there are a few things you can do to help get some rest.  Take a look at our guide to beauty sleep for ideas about how to get that all-important shut-eye.

Faking it

If all else fails ... cheat!  Celebrity make-up artist Claire Ray has a few tips to help fake that pregnancy glow