As soon as you get pregnant you may realize that things will be changing in many ways. You may have a different waist size, stretch marks, changes in food tastes and changes in life styles. One of the changes that worry many moms are stretchmarks. Stretchmarks are red or purple marks that pop up in your skin as stretches. They appear mostly in the arms, buttocks, breasts stomach, and thighs. Research shows that about 90% of pregnant women get them. What is different is the amount of stretchmarks and the things that you can do to prevent them.
Stretchmarks creams, lotions and butters
There are several products in the market that may help to prevent stretch marks, such as scar serum, cocoa butter, and others. One of the secrets is to keep your skin always moist. At Here is Baby we recommend and sell a product by Pretty Mommies: Bump and body butter. This product is a butter that leaves your skin soft and hydrated during night and day. We suggest to apply it right after showering or bathing while your skin is damp. This will seal in moisture which will help prevent the stretch marks. On top of that, Pretty Mommies uses ingredients that are safe for pregnant and nursing mothers. One thing to consider is that this is not a product that you put just one time during your pregnancy. You will have to make an effort in order for it to work. If you want to purchase the Bump and body butter, you can call our office, you can add it to your ultrasound scan, or you can follow the link: Bump and body butter.
Moisture vs stretchmarks
Other ways you can help prevent stretch marks is to eat healthy and stay in shape. This will help keep off any excess weight. The average recommended weight gain is 25-35 pounds. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin healthy. This in addition will help you have wonderful 3D ultrasound sessions at Here is Baby.
As you have more children, your chances of getting more marks increases. Your skin has already been stretched and you will go over the same process again. Big babies and multiple babies also increase your chances of getting stretch marks too. Use preventive creams and lotions.
After pregnancy, it is important to continue with your preventive efforts as they can still appear. Stretch marks sometimes tend to fade a little over time. If they bother you a lot you may want to consider a tummy tuck or a laser removal. For that, you will need an appointment with a dermatologist to see what they can do for you.
In conclusion, these beautiful marks are a beautiful reminder of the blessing of life. Don’t be ashamed of them! Consider it a mark of the gang of motherhood! Wear them with pride! See you soon at Here is Baby.