The minute you find out you are pregnant you know things are going to be changing, from your waist size to those little stretch marks that pop up. Stretch marks are exactly that, red or purple marks left on your skin because it has stretched. The most common areas for it to appear is the buttocks, thighs, stomach, breasts and even arms. Nithy percent of all pregnant women will get them, whether they get a lot or a few depends on the body and how they are preventing them.
There are a tonne of lotions out there that can help prevent stretch marks, such as scar serum, cocoa butter. Make sure your skin is always moist, this helps in stretching the skin and not tearing it. There are new discoveries every day, ask your doctor what he/she recommends, try them out yourself first and see if they work for you. This isn’t something you just put on one time during your pregnancy, you’ll have to make this a daily effort in order for it to work. That’s where most women fail, they just stop doing it.
During your pregnancy try to eat healthily and stay in shape. This can help to keep off any excess weight. The recommended weight gain for the average, 25-35 healthy pregnancy is 25-35 pounds. Make sure you drink plenty of water, staying hydrated help keep the skin healthy. The moment your skin dries out you can begin getting stretch marks.
If you’ve had one or more children your chances of getting more stretch marks will increase. Your skin has already been stretched out and you are about to do it again, large babies and multiple babies can increase your chances of getting stretch marks too, begin by using preventing creams and lotions with vitamins A and E in them, as soon as you find out your are pregnant and try to reduce your chances of getting them.
After the pregnancy, if you have any stretch marks you may still have a few more stretch marks, even after all the care you took. These do fade over time, so don’t worry about the way you look, If they are unbearable to you and you’ve waited a while, you can choose to have a tummy tuck or laser removal…oh yes, some people do, make an appointment with a dermatologist to see what he/she has to tell you.
Besides caring for your skin daily and eating right, there isn’t much you can do to prevent these beautiful pregnancy marks, however, this doesn’t mean you don’t have to try. Take comfort in knowing that half the woman you know that have been pregnant probably have a mark or two, they may even have a little road map. Think about it as you’ve just been initiated into the gang of motherhood. No woman should ever feel ashamed of her stretch marks, they may not be the prettiest thing in the world but they do represent one thing…your child. Remember that next time you are getting disgusted by them.