Ashley Iaconetti has recently opened up about her pregnancy symptoms.
The Bachelor star shared several photos on Instagram Monday, revealing the acne she has been experiencing on her chin, cheeks, and forehead during her pregnancy, according to PEOPLE.
The 33-year-old wrote, “The pregnancy acne hit hard this week,” sharing a close-up pic of her face.
She said, “2 weeks ago I was almost completely clear. I’ve never had forehead acne before.”
Last week, Iaconetti announced that she and her husband Jared Haibon are expecting their first child together. She shared that she is 11 weeks along with a February 20 due date.
In June 2020, Iaconetti said she was going off acne medication as she and Haibon began trying to have kids.
At the time, she said, “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.”
“I’ve been taking spironolactone for 8 years, which wiped out the acne that still lingered after being on the pill,” the TV personality continued. “This is another hormone regulator that I’ll have to stop while pregnant or trying to get pregnant.”
The Bachelor Nation star went on to say, “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,” she explained, “I never wanted to leave the house or make eye contact with people because of the dozen boulders around my chin.”
Since she announced her pregnancy, Iaconetti has been open about her pregnancy symptoms. Shortly after the announcement, she shared a posed photo on Instagram showing herself perched over the toilet as Haibon held back her hair.
She said, “I won’t lie though, pregnancy has not been a delight for me. The nausea has been relentless and I throw up multiple times most days. 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.”
Iaconetti said that “hearing so many stories from followers and friends about their experiences has made me feel better about all the changes my body is going through and a lot less alone!” The story was published online on PEOPLE.