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A 42-year-old member asked:

what methods can help with balance problems while stretching?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Practice: Practice and strength. Also, when you have these, relaxation of the muscles to some degree will hold them in position. You may start by gently using a wall or stationary object to help. Then gradually release the pressure on it. Repeat on other side. Good luck.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Do stretch marks typically get worse in pregnancy?

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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Women may experience an increase in stretch marks during pregnancy as a result of your growing baby causing a stretching in your skin.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of getting stretch marks in pregnancy?

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Dr. Collette Dominic
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
50 %: There seems to be a genetic component so look at your mother or other women in your family. You can decrease your chances by keeping your skin well moisturized. If your skin is itchy, then you may need to apply more lotion or oil.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent stretch marks?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Weight management: The truth is you can't prevent stretch marks if they are going to develop. However, you can lessen the likelihood by watching pregnancy weight gain -- the average weight gain in pregnancy is 25-35 pounds. Simple, smart health habits that maintain healthy tissue will keep your skin healthy -- not cocoa butter, creams, or lotions.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Does pregnancy cause stretch marks?

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Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
It can: Because your skin undergoes rapid changes during pregnancy, stretch marks may result. Fibers right below the skin may actually tear, creating streaks of indented and discolored skin. The marks are most often noticed on bellies and breasts.
A 44-year-old member asked:

If I didn't have stretch marks with my first pregnancy, is it possible to get them in the second?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Unlikely: It could still happen because every pregnancy is different.

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