Can You Prevent Against Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

By Barry Goldman MD
April 15, 2017

If you just found out that you are pregnant, congratulations! As one of the most life-changing times in your life, it’s important to try to soak in every moment of pregnancy. With your body going through so many changes every day, however, pregnancy can be a bit taxing on virtually every part of you. From your hair falling out to your toes hurting from carrying the extra weight, it’s safe to say that pregnancy affects the top of your body all the way down to your toes. As one of the things that women worry most about with pregnancy, stretch marks can creep up on your stomach, sides, buttocks, breasts, and upper thighs during your second and third trimesters. So, is there anything you can do to prevent against forming stretch marks or is it just one of those things where you have to count your losses? Read on to learn more.

Take a Look At Your Skin

Do you have particularly sensitive skin? Does your skin scar easily? If so, you are more likely to develop stretch marks during your pregnancy. If your skin is a bit thicker and more resilient, however, you may not be quite as prone to developing them.

Moisturize

When it comes down to it, there is no real way to protect your skin from forming stretch marks. There are, however, a few ways that you can slow them down— including keeping your skin moisturized. As your skin stretches as your baby grows, you are likely to develop stretch marks. If your skin is dry as your skin is stretching, your stretch marks are more likely to be deep and apparent. However, if your skin is hydrated and moisturized, your stretch marks may not be quite as visible. When choosing a product to help shield your skin from stretch marks, look for an oil or body butter that contains all natural ingredients like cocoa butter, almond oil, and lemon oil.

Unfortunately, there is no sure way to prevent against developing stretch marks during pregnancy. If you do develop them, however, Dr. Barry Goldman can help you get rid of them afterward. If you would like to learn more about stretch marks or how to get rid of them, contact Dr. Barry Goldman today.

 

 

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