Do you have the "glow" of pregnancy?

Sep 28, 2007 at 9:29 p.m. ET

Have you got the "glow" of pregnancy? One mom, halfway through her pregnancy, asked, "I was wondering how many of us have found that 'Pregnancy Glow?'" Here's what eleven mid-termers had to say!

I was told yesterday I had a glow, too, but I didn't feel glowing. However, we were having parent teacher interviews, so I had my"dress up" clothes on and must have looked the cute pregnant woman... But a glow, I'm not convinced. I've got lots of acne I cover up with makeup and I'm constantly blowing my nose these days, so I don't feel 'glowing.' - Sue

I have recieved numerous compliments about having a glow. Personally, I don't know what they are talking about. I feel so unattractive most of the time. - Crystal

A lady at work told me once that I was glowing. I think it was because I was happy that day and smiling a lot. But on the other hand, my hair is looking pretty good and so is my skin. I think the extra water and prenatal vitamins are helping out a lot. - Gisel

When I can be bothered to put a little moisturiser and mascara on and go out, people say to me "you look really well" or "you really are blooming now". I think they are just saying it to make me feel better though, because when I look in the mirror I really do look like crap! - Meg With my daughter, I really did glow. I think it was because during my second trimester I felt so good (better than I ever had before) and I was so happy. I'm still waiting for this with this pregnancy. I am looking a bit better. The 'green' look of the first trimester has left, and I'm not looking so old. - Stephanie

I think that if I am dressed nicely, freshly showered, and are feeling good, then I am glowing....if I am not any of these things, you can be sure the 'glow' is just cause my skin is oily from not having been washed. - Shannon

Nope, no glow here either. I'm just sick and exhausted all the time, and the best I've gotten from people is, 'You don't look so green today.' - Tricia

I am definitely not glowing. I'm so washed out looking. I do have to say though that my skin has been much clearer than normal and I do have great pregnancy hair. Usually I have to wash it every day because it looks oily and limp. Now it's shiny and full looking. - Pam

I've noticed a constant flush in my cheeks, and I think when people say I'm glowing, that's why. - Lilladybug75

I, too, have had people tell me that I am glowing. In fact, a number of people have said it from the beginning of my pregnancy. I don't think I am glowing at all, but who knows. Actually, I had more people tell me that during my first trimester. Maybe it was all of the broken blood vessels on my face from throwing up. - Amy

I WANT TO GLOW! TELL ME HOW! I keep hearing/reading about this whole 'glow' phenomena but it's just not happening with me. Maybe I need to tell more people I'm pregnant so they don't think that belly sticking out in front is a beer gut, and then the 'glowing' compliments may begin? - Melita