The 3 Things You Should Do For Minimum Stretch Marks According to My Midwife

I followed her tips and hardly have any stretch marks

Aabha Gopan
ILLUMINATION

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Stretch marks across the tummy are common among mothers.

Some mothers wear them with pride, while others strive to retain their smooth pre-pregnancy tummy skin. I’m one of the latter.

Fortunately, my midwife, a lady in her early sixties with experience managing over 60 pregnancies, has a few tips. I followed them for a major part of my pregnancy and early post-partum, and I have fewer stretch marks.

Later, when one of my close friends got pregnant and wished to not have stretch marks, I realized the secret had to be shared.

Before we dive into the tips, do you know why stretch marks appear?

Your uterus grows from the size of a lemon to that of a watermelon during the nine months of pregnancy, and the skin stretches to accommodate this rapid change by breaking its elastic fibers in the dermis, its middle layer, forming stretch marks as a result.

Therefore, you can’t get rid of stretch marks completely, but you can certainly control them. In this article, I’ll share the tips my midwife gave me to practice to minimize stretch marks.

1. Moisturize

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Aabha Gopan
ILLUMINATION

Loving human minds while changing my toddler's diaper.