Ashley Iaconetti is not a fan of pregnancy pimples.
Iaconetti, 33, posted a slew of photos to Instagram this past Monday, showcasing the acne on her chin, cheeks and forehead happening to her amid her pregnancy.
“The pregnancy acne hit hard this week,” the mom-to-be wrote on her Instagram Story. “2 weeks ago I was almost completely clear,” she said. “I’ve never had forehead acne before.”
Iaconetti revealed just last week how she and her husband Jared Haibon are expecting their first child together. Iaconetti is 11 weeks along with a Feb. 20 due date.
Iaconetti shared in June 2020 how she was going off acne medication, as she and Haibon began trying for a baby.
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“I’m planning on getting off the pill in August. I got on the pill nine years ago to help control my cystic acne. After reading up, I understand now that the pill is a bandaid for acne. Once I get off my skin will most likely rage as I have an underlying hormonal imbalance that causes the deep pimples,” she said on Instagram at the time.
“I’ve been taking spironolactone for 8 years, which wiped out the acne that still lingered after being on the pill,” she continued. “This is another hormone regulator that I’ll have to stop while pregnant or trying to get pregnant.”
She continued, saying: “I know it sounds vain, but I’m really dreading these symptoms because I know how much it’s going to affect my self-esteem. Before these drugs, I never wanted to leave the house or make eye contact with people because of the dozen boulders around my chin,” she shared.
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In addition, Iaconetti set the record straight when it came to how she and Haibon “struggling to conceive,” and how she does not regret what she has shared in her journey.
“That description is for couples actively trying for a year. I knew when I decided to be open about this chapter of our lives that I put a public timer on how long it would take for us to get pregnant,” she revealed. “You usually don’t know how long people have been trying to conceive once they announce their pregnancy on the gram and that makes it feel like people get pregnant like that!”
“I love the dialogue it’s created with some of my followers and I think it’s important to normalize that a lot of people don’t get pregnant right away,” she concluded.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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