Pregnancy is a hugely life-changing event for any woman. For a female performer, though, there are added concerns that need to be considered. Pregnancy has significant impact on many of the systems that are involved in voice production. The profound rise in estrogen and progesterone changes almost every aspect of a woman’s body.
Allergies have a profound, if subtle, effect on the voice. The nose, which is the epicenter of most allergic inflammation, is connected to the throat and larynx. Postnasal drip occurs when secretions that form in the nose and sinuses drip into the back of the nose and, from there, drop onto the vocal cords.