Congratulations Mama! You’re pregnant and in 9 short months you will have a precious baby to love on. Motherhood is fast approaching, but before you get your beautiful bundle of joy there are some less appealing aspects of pregnancy like stretch marks. This tearing of the dermis occurs with rapid weight gain and stretching of the skin. Your belly, thighs, breasts and butt are all sure to stretch. Genetics also plays a part, chances are if you mother got stretch marks you will too. In fact, 90% of pregnant women are affected by stretch marks. It’s the battle of the bulge ladies!
There is hope to help prevent women from “earning their stripes” as they say. First of all, as soon as you find out your pregnant start buttering yourself up like a Thanksgiving turkey. The earlier you can start preventing stretch marks the better. Two to three times a day apply a cream or oil all over your body. Moisturizers that contain retinoids need to be avoided due to harmful effects it may have on the baby. If you are already starting to see faint red or purple marks this is when the stretch marks are most accepting of treatments so it’s not too late. Try Belli Your Best Baby Bump Duo, this kit is specifically designed to help prevent and treat stretch marks. These products have sweet almond oils, lavender oils and cocoa butter, only the best for moms-to-be. Pamper yourself with these luxurious treatments and trust your motherly intuition that you will come out of this pregnancy still looking fabulous!