Pregnancy Concerns

Stretch Marks

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Why This Happens

There is no way to prevent stretch marks. They are scar tissues caused by the over-stretching of the skin. You may experience them on your abdomen, breasts or upper legs.

Some Women Have Tried...

  • The most important thing you can do is to eat a healthy diet and stay hydrated. This allows your skin to be as healthy as possible for stretching.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin E and Vitamin C. These nutrients are necessary for healthy skin.
  • Keeping your skin moisturized will not prevent stretch marks, but it can prevent some of the dry itchiness some women feel as the skin stretches.
  • Rub almond oil on the skin to prevent itchy sensations.
  • Do not waste money on treatments. They will not prevent stretch marks, but will leave you frustrated.
  • Create your own soothing massage oil combining frankincense, geranium and lavender. Massage the abdomen daily to help keep the skin soft and supple.
  • Try using five drops of lavender in 15 ml of jojoba oil for daily hip and abdominal massage.
  • Stretch marks will minimize on their own after your baby is born.