Quiz: The Stork and Your Skin
by Staff
Stretch marks, acne and baby make three? Test what you know about your skin during pregnancy.

True or false: Pregnancy hormones can cause long-term changes to your skin.

  • true
  • false

What common skin disorder is known as the pregnancy mask?

  • freckles
  • acne
  • melasma

Which of the following causes stretch marks during pregnancy?

  • skin stretching
  • rapid weight gain
  • hormonal changes
  • all of the above

What autoimmune disorder first appears as dark splotches on a pregnant woman's belly?

  • autoimmune irticaria
  • pemphigoid gestationis
  • bullous pemphigoid
  • progesterone dermatitis

What percentage of women will have stretch marks after pregnancy?

  • 20 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 70 percent
  • 90 percent

Stretch marks will fade over time, but will they disappear?

  • yes
  • no

On what parts of a pregnant woman's body is it common for stretch marks to appear?

  • stomach, face and buttocks
  • stomach, chest, arms and thighs
  • face, arms and chest
  • stomach, thighs and buttocks

What's the name of the harmless but itchy, hive-type rash some pregnant women develop during their third trimester?

  • hyperpigmentation
  • varicella zoster virus
  • pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy

What does the condition known as hyperpigmentation cause?

  • skin lightening
  • skin darkening
  • hives
  • flaky, itchy skin

True or false: Pregnancy hormones may make dry skin oily, normal skin dry or blemish-free skin break out.

  • true
  • false