Stretch Marks During Pregnancy – Is There a Way to Prevent Stretch Marks Caused by Pregnancy?

by on June 23, 2010

Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

As a famous beauty expert once said, “The essence of a woman is being a mother”. Being a mother is a very important phase in a woman’s life. Getting pregnant and giving birth is one unforgettable moment that we cherish. But along with the responsibilities comes those ugly scars known as stretch marks.

Stretch marks are natural a part of the pregnancy stage. As the baby grows inside, the tummy’s skin also stretches out. Aside from that, as the mother gains weight and stretch marks also appear on the thighs, buttocks and arms. But is there a way to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy?

When I was pregnant for the first time my mom used to tell me to refrain from scratching my belly to avoid having stretch marks. Funny as it may sound but I took it as an advice from the expert. Why? Let me tell something about her. My mom is small, barely five feet tall and she gave birth to four kids. Unbelievable as it may seem, she doesn’t have a single stretch mark. Not even a wisp of a line!

Anyway, as my mom told me, I never, not even once scratched my belly. She also made sure I got enough water. And she said that frequent massage with cocoa butter on the thighs, arms and belly will also help prevent stretch marks and can promote proper blood circulation that’s good for the baby.

I also avoided wearing warm and uncomfortable clothes, since pregnant a woman’s temperature is hotter than normal. Regular walks also help prevent weight gain and the formation of stretch marks.

Although not all women are blessed like my mom to not have stretch marks, taking care of the body during pregnancy can help with the concern about how we will look after giving birth.

  • Nancy

    It’s so hard to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy but we can now handle all of this things with the help of those treatments, and also with the guides from our doctors. My doctor recommended I try Belly Oil and I am so grateful that i did, every woman should know about it!


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