The moment you discover you’re pregnant you realize things are going to be changing, from your waistline to those tiny stretch marks that pop up.

Stretch marks are exactly that, red or purple marks produced as a result of stretching. Typical places for them to show up are the buttocks, thighs, stomach, breasts and even arms.

Almost all pregnant women will get them, whether they get many or a few relies on the body and how they’re preventing them.

You will discover a wide range of lotions on the market that claim to help prevent stretch marks, like scar serum, maderma or cocoa butter. Check to be sure your skin is always moist, this will aid in stretching the skin without tearing it.

You may find new products regularly, so it is important to ask your doctor what he/she recommends. Check them out first and find out if they work for you. This isn’t something you merely apply once during your pregnancy. You will need to make this an everyday effort to ensure that it works. Nearly all women fail because they stop doing it.

During the course of your pregnancy consume healthy foods and stay in shape. This can, in some cases, assist in keeping off any excess weight. The recommended weight gain for the average, healthy pregnancy is 25-35 lbs. Be sure to drink plenty of water, staying hydrated helps the skin to remain healthy. When your skin dries you may start getting stretch marks.

The likelihood of getting more stretch marks will increase if you’ve had one or more children. Your skin has previously been stretched and you are going to stretch it once more.

Also, multiple or large babies can increase your odds of getting stretch marks. Start using creams and lotions with vitamins A and E that prevent them once you learn you are pregnant and reduce your chances of getting them.

Remember, that despite all the care you took to prevent stretch marks, you may still have a few of them post pregnancy. However, these will fade with time and there’s no point in worrying about the way you look. Should they be intolerable to you and you’ve waited long, you may choose to get a tummy tuck or laser removal.

Get an appointment with a dermatologist to see what he/she has got to inform you. You may realize you can live with them after all.

Aside from taking care of your skin daily and eating right, there isn’t a lot you can do to prevent these beautiful pregnancy marks, but this doesn’t imply you don’t have to try. Be at ease knowing that most of the women you know that have been pregnant may have a mark or two. Look at it as being initiated into the gang of motherhood.

No woman ought to ever feel ashamed of her stretch marks, they may not be the prettiest thing to behold but they do symbolize one thing, your child. Bear that in mind when you are getting disgusted by them.