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A 26-year-old female asked:

How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Difficult: Keeping the skin well hydrated helps but is not a guarantee. It is very random who will get stretch marks. Most women will get stretch marks.

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Last updated Jan 14, 2013
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