Oooh, stretch marks! “Yes, I have them! I can remember when I saw my first stretch mark…
It was before any of my pregnancies! I was actually in college 🙈 (I was a late bloomer and experienced a growth spurt when I was 19!)
I noticed new stretch marks on my legs when I was pregnant with Rosie. I was stretching after I work out looking in the mirror and I thought I saw little scratches on my legs. It turns out they were not scratches but stretch marks. 😳
A couple of things to keep in mind for you pregnant mamas
1. Stretch marks should not be feared! It’s totally normal. I know it can be frustrating seeing these changes in your body, but trust me when I say that your baby is so worth it!
2. Sometimes avoiding them is inevitable. Yes, cocoa butter & lotions are great for hydrating your skin, but the tendency for stretch marks has a genetic component and you can’t rely on lotions to prevent them.
3. Stretch marks might be out of your control but you can mitigate/lessen the severity of them! 👏🏼 A healthy diet rich in antioxidants & collagen-boosting foods can improve the overall quality of your skin 👍🏼 Some of my favourites: watermelon, coconut oil, berries, peaches, carrots, tomatoes, spinach & broccoli!”
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Did you get stretch marks?! We’re you surprised where they showed up?
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