Monday, June 29, 2009

How To Prevent Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are an unfortunate result of pregnancy for many women.
90% of all pregnant women will develop stretch marks.
Some women are more genetically predisposed to stretch marks; others are not.
For many women, even the most dedicated stretch mark prevention regimen may not work.

The stretch marks usually occur on the abdomen; however, theses marks can also occur on the thighs, buttocks, and breast.
The common reasons for severe pregnancy stretch marks:
  1. Genetic factor due to poor elasticity of skin. If your mother has severe stretch marks, you stand a higher chance to follow.
  2. Uncontrolled weight gain during pregnancy.
  3. Big baby
  4. Poor skin moisture

While there is no sure way to prevent stretch marks, there are a few things you can do to help lower the severity of them.

  • Try to gain only the amount of weight needed to have a healthy baby. The more weight you gain, the more likely you are to develop stretch marks.
  • Try some of the oils and creams available over the counter to help prevent and reduce stretch marks. Those lotions with cocoa butter are often helpful for lessening the appearance of stretch marks.
  • Body massage with moisturiser cream maybe helpful. Try using warm towel to compress on your belly before applying the creams to help with the absorption of the creams.
  • Drink lots of water. Drinking eight or more eight ounce glasses of water every day will help to hydrate your skin. This will, in turn, help your skin to maintain its elasticity, which will help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
  • Eat a diet high in nutrients such as zinc and vitamins C, D, A and high protein diet.

Continue your stretch mark treatment plan even after you’ve had the baby. There are several creams on the market nowadays that claim to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Even if they don’t provide the results you dream of, they can certainly make your skin soft and supple.


Nancy said...

Stretch marks is one of the most expected things that we can received after or during pregnancy. Its so hard to avoid without doing any thing. To complete you task, you must know first the idea on how to prevent stretch mark. You must simple remember this things. Diet, Exercise, Vitamins and a Elasticity Belly Oil.

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