Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Stretchmarks in pregnancy

Stretch marks are common during the later stages of pregnancy, affecting up to 80% of pregnant women. Whether or not you will get stretch marks depends on your skin type and how elastic it is.
During pregnancy, your body produces hormones that soften the ligaments in your pelvis so that they are more flexible when you give birth. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect joints. However, the hormones also soften the fibres in your skin, making you prone to stretch marks.
As your baby grows, you may develop stretch marks on your abdomen (tummy) as your skin stretches. You may also develop stretch marks on your thighs and breasts as they get bigger.

After childbirth, most stretch marks will fade and become less noticeable, but they do not always disappear completely.

I don't really have many stretchmarks which were cause by pregnancy most of them are coming from my early teens.

I know most of you may think that it's not really important if you have them or not the most important thing is that you are/were carrying the most precious things-your child, but for me it is important. I'm always "worried" if I look good (not like I'm a beauty obsessed person) I just want to like myself and know that regardless of "I love you the way you are" or "you should love yourself" deep down I always want to be better, to look better. So since I got pregnant I have started applying Bio-oil and further on Cocoa butter few times a week, hoping that it will work it's magic.

I'm sure I was just lucky to have a small- ish bump and not many stretchmarks, the ones I had were mainly underneath my bump and once I gave birth they started to fade away.

Are you proud or ashamed of your stretchmarks? And what did you do to prevent them?

1 comment:

  1. Hate my stretchmarks I'm still battling with them 16 months after my son was born! For starters I think toning up the skin and working on my stomach will show a massive improvement, but I think the right creams and possibly later on a bit of laser work will be needed! (A lot of laser work!)