Bachelor Nation star Ashley Iaconetti has been open and honest about her pregnancy symptoms since she recently announced a baby was on the way with husband Jared Haibon. While all of her social media rants have kept us laughing, a recent Instagram story from Monday gave us a peek into the hardships of pregnancy.
“The pregnancy acne hit hard this week,” says the 33-year-old in the post. “Two weeks ago I was almost completely clear. I’ve never had forehead acne before.”
Despite her discomfort with her pregnancy-induced acne, this isn’t Iaconetti’s first time dealing with the skin condition. According to People, she shared that she was going off acne medication for the purpose of conceiving in June of 2020. “I’m planning on getting off the pill in August,” she said on Instagram. “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.”
Last June, she also explained that she was on the acne medication spironolactone for eight years, which wiped out the acne that still lingered during birth control. “This is another hormone regulator that I’ll have to stop while pregnant or trying to get pregnant.”
Dealing with acne is quite the battle, but Iaconetti says she’s been having some other grueling symptoms: “The nausea has been relentless and I throw up multiple times most days,” she writes in a recent Instagram post. “I knew the first trimester wasn’t easy for most, but I didn’t imagine my life to come to a standstill feeling like I have an extreme hangover for 5 weeks and counting.”
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