If you have been following me for a while, you will know I tend to be very organized and plan well ahead!
Preventing stretch marks was definitely on my list of things to try and avoid. My mum had stretch marks and many forums will tell you it is probably hereditary! I disagree.
Now, I already had stretch marks on my hips from when I was a teenager and I had gone through a growth spurt. They are white now and barely visible. So I was thinking there would be a good chance of me getting them during my pregnancy!
So here’s what I did!
- I used Dove Triple Moisturizing Body Wash every shower
- Applied Mio Tummy Rub Butter and Oil morning and night from end of trimester one
- Applied The Stretch Serum in the last 8 weeks of trimester three
- Drank 2.5lt of water daily during my pregnancy
The result was I had no stretch marks at all during my pregnancy! However after bub was born I noticed I had four small marks on my belly ( hardly noticeable) which I’m okay with!
I had no stretch marks on my boobs until after my milk came in! They have come up around my nipples and underneath but I have heard from a lot of woman, they tend to go away after breastfeeding. However if not, I’m fine with that too.
I’m continuing with my creams now on my tummy and boobs and will for the next 4 months or so.
If I’m concerned about stretch marks at a later date I will get them lasered. Until then a spray tan covers them!
So all in all, even though I was very proactive with prevention and I’m happy with the outcome, I still have some stretch marks.
However, every woman and every body is different. Some women get them and some don’t, but there are lots of things you can do to prevent them or minimize them.
I look at my body and my marks now and I embrace them because I was able to create, nourish and bring a little human into the world and when you see their little faces, nothing else matters.
Much love xx