It’s probably the thing about pregnancy you’re fearing the most and quite often it’s the thing you’ll talk about the least.
What causes stretch marks?
Stretch marks are causes by the supporting layers of tissue under your skin tearing as it’s pulled during pregnancy. It also has a lot to do with genetics – if your mother was prone to stretch marks during pregnancy, then it’s likely you will be too. Rapid pregnancy weight gain can also lead to stretch marks.
What can I do?
If you’re trying to avoid stretch marks as much as possible you may want to try these few
Moisturise – Nothing is a cure for stretch marks, however moisturising daily will certainly help to prevent them. If nothing else, it will help to stop the itchy skin you’re likely to be experiencing.
Nourish from the inside – Plenty of vitamin C in your diet will help keep your skin toned and less prone to stretch marks.
Weight watching – Keep an eye on your weight gain during pregnancy. Putting on weight slow and steady during pregnancy is recommended rather than in large spurts.