Preventing Stretch Marks?

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Preventing Stretch Marks?
Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:10am

What can I do to (hopefully) prevent stretch marks?  This being my first pregnancy, I'll admit that I'm terrified of getting them.  Anyone have a few tips that might help?

~ Ashley ~

~ Expecting Our First in SEPTEMBER! ~

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 7:57am

Hi Ashley,

Stretch marks are a big concern of most pregnant woman.  No one wants them, that is for sure!  However, it seems to me that they are pretty much genetic.  Either you'll get them, or you won't. I know some ladies swear by rubbing lotions/oils on their belly each and every night.  Anyone here trying something?  Share with us, please!  Let us know what your experience has been.

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