They aren't the sexiest thing a woman can wear. Everyone dreads them.
Believe it or not, there is something that you can do to help prevent them.
The only way to truly prevent stretch marks is slow, steady weight gain during pregnancy. Dont follow the whole "eating for two" myth or eat in excess-that will help you put on the weight in a flash. Let's face it, you WILL gain weight during pregnancy-thats a given. But what most women do not know is WHY some get these stretch marks.
Stretch marks are caused when the skin stretches at a level to where it cannot keep up with the grow. Take those bodybuilders who use steroids for example. When they take that drug, it increases the size of muscle in no time, stretching that skin far beyond its means. SAME thing happens when you overeat-you gain weight too fast for your skin to catch up.
Great thing about pregnancy is, we have 9 months to slowly grow.
Now there are some creams out there that do work such as coco butter (Palmers brand is best!). But the best way is to watch what you eat (eating healthy), keeping up exercise (pregnancy is not a disability unless you make it one), and gaining the weight in a slow, steady manner/