Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Stretch marks during pregnancy are common, and unfortunately, tough to prevent - specially if your mother or grandmother also had them. As your tummy and breasts grow and change over the next 9 months, the collagen in your skin may begin to tear. You may find these reddish lines on your breasts at the start of pregnancy, followed by an appearance on your abdomen, hips and thighs.Jump To Full Article Below
THE APPEARANCE OF PREGNANCY STRETCH MARKS
Most pregnant women develop pregnancy stretch marks on their breasts, hips and abdomen. These lines will look pink or reddish, and may even become purple during the later stages of your pregnancy. And more bad news, they can itch, too.
Why me, you wonder? The supportive layers of tissue under your skin are being stretched to capacity as your baby develops. If you have fabulously taut skin or good genes, you may have a chance at avoiding them altogether.
If pregnancy stretch marks do appear, try not to worry. While they may be prominent now, after your baby is born, the lines will diminish to a silvery sheen. Still bothering you? Ask your doctor or healthcare provider about laser therapies after your baby is born.
How can I prevent pregnancy stretch marks?
- Watch your weight: Maintaining healthy weight gain during pregnancy is good for you and your baby. If you can stay within the weight limits of your height and size by gaining weight gradually, you may be able to minimize the appearance of stretch marks.
- Stretch your diet: Keep the elasticity in your skin with a healthy diet that’s rich in Vitamin C.
- Keep skin hydrated: Moisturizers will help take away the itch associated with stretch marks, and it feels great to apply them into your skin (ask your partner to treat you to a massage when you need it).
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