Re: Stretch marks
This is a subject that poses alot of theories and opinions. My mother, grandmother, aunt etc all down my mother's side of the family has no stretch marks. When I was pregnant I didn't even know about stretch marks so I didn't take any prevention. Unfortunately right around my 6-7 month I became covered in them, and it has been depressing. I think it has to be a combination of lack of water, gentics, nutrition and weight gain that causes them. My pregnancy was hard, I lost alot of weight in the beginning due to constant morning sickness and I was dehydrated alot, once the m/s stopped I began eating but the weight piled on too fast and the rest is history. I also didn't use any creams or anything during my pregnancy. I did find out just recently that my father has stretch marks, so I would think that it could be from either side of the family, so if your mother doesn't have them, make sure your father doesn't either. Since my pregnancy almost three years ago, I have been doing alot of experimentation on them, using expensive creams, using homemade creams, trying to drink more water and eat properly, I even have done research on the different types of lasers they use to help reduce them, though I haven't got that extreme yet. I can't say that I've seen improvement, I'm sure there has been, I mean they aren't bright red anymore, but it is discouraging to know I have alot of them everywhere and I really can't keep up with them so I'm never really sure if they are improving or not. My theory is that there has to be a cure for everything somewhere so I'll just keep on trying until I find something that works.