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What is the best creme for the pregnancy strech marks?

What is the best creme for the pregnancy strech marks?

Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter or any of the commercially available products that contain this. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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How do I lose weight and strech marks after pregnancy?

How do I lose weight and strech marks after pregnancy?

Lose pregnancy wt: Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Work on doing a little of all of these. There really isn't any way to get rid of the stretch marks without surgery (tummy tuck) to remove the stretched skin. ...Read more

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I want to get rid of these strech marks that I have due to pregnancy. Could you give me some tips for this?

I want to get rid of these strech marks that I have due to pregnancy. Could you give me some tips for this?

Nothing: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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What kind of lotion or cream is effective to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy?

What kind of lotion or cream is effective to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy?

The wt gain problem: Avoid excessive/rapid wt gain and minimize long hot shower/bath, minimize use of body washes/scrubbing, use of humidifer in winter/cold season, and minimize use of meds if not needed. Applying moisturing lotion such as aquaphor 2-3x/day, especially after shower/bath--soft skin stretches better. If not adequate, consult doc as u may need prescription meds. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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Ever since my only pregnancy I got ugly strechmarks and plus my stomach is a lil loose what can I do to fix it help I've tryed everything but excerise?

Ever since my only pregnancy I got ugly strechmarks and plus my stomach is a lil loose what can I do to fix it help I've tryed everything but excerise?

"Everything??? ": Exercise is the starting point, not the last thing. And plastic surgery is the only way to remove loose skin and tighten stretched muscles (you can't "exercise" skin to tightness). Even with abs of steel they are stretched by pregnancy and covered by skin of flab. Surgery is the only way to restore your tummy after you lose the weight and restore tone with diet and exercise. Get going! ...Read more

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What's the best thing to use to prevent stretch marks during your pregnancy?

What's the best thing to use to prevent stretch marks during your pregnancy?

Cocao Butter: Utilize cocoa butter to avoid stretch marks. Applying cocoa butter will let the stretch marks become paler if already there ...Read more

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What can I do for the stretching marks during pregnancy. This is my second pregnancy... Is there any cream I can use?

What can I do for the stretching marks during pregnancy. This is my second pregnancy... Is there any cream I can use?

I wouldn't spend $: From my experience, the creams don't work. I've seen women who are super slim prior to pregnancy and gained very little wait have horrible stretch marks, all the while using the expensive creams. And then other women who are obese and gain 70# in their pregnancy who have none. I think stretch marks are primarily genetic, so I don't recommend the creams. If you want to try, likely no harm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy? Not a cream, the pure butter itself, to prevent stretch marks

Safe, BUT: Do not expect any wonderful result. Stretch marks are determined by factors other than dry skin. Mostly by how much the skin is stretched. Any lubricating agent will do the same. ...Read more

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Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol

Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol

Yes, however...: All of these should be quite safe. Alcohol should not be significantly absorbed into your skin, certainly not enough to harm your baby. However, some skin products do contain chemicals that can harm fetuses. Visit http://www. Ewg. Org/skindeep/ to check these products (it does mention moderate hazard of flat iron spray due to allergy potential but it has low developmental ; reproductive toxicity). ...Read more

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How can I reduce stretch marks during pregnancy?

No great solution: The simple answer is to not get pregnant! There are many proposed treatments and interventions which have been suggested to prevent stretch marks but there are no clear treatments which have been proven to do so in well done studies. ...Read more

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What will reduce my chance of getting stretch marks during pregnancy?

What will reduce my chance of getting stretch marks during pregnancy?

Good diet: "stretch marks" are not strictly mechanical. They are really metabolic in character and often appear in obesity. A good natural food diet and some vitamin supplements help. The largest organ in the body is the skin. Thus it needs to be fed properly like all the other body organs. Ask your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy.?

How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy.?

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. ...Read more

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Do lotions help to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy? Some women swear by them and some don't. I've read that it's a genetic thing. What does work?

Do lotions help to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy? Some women swear by them and some don't. I've read that it's a genetic thing. What does work?

Probably not.: Keeping your skin hydrated is always a good thing, but it's no guarantee that you will avoid stretch marks. For every product that people swear works like a miracle, you'll find others posting that the same cream didn't work. Whether you choose to use lotions/creams or not, remember that stretch marks are a proof that you brought new life into this world, and thus are a badge of honor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do during pregnancy to remove the appearance of stretch marks?

Not much you can do: Stretch marks are common and genetics play a big role. If your mom had them you probably will too. You can change your "jeans" but not your "genes." try not to gain more than the recommended amounts of weight. Many people use over the counter skin lotion. This keeps the skin healthy and decreases itching but may not prevent stretch marks. ...Read more

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From which week of pregnancy I can use stretch mark removal cream??

From which week of pregnancy I can use stretch mark removal cream??

Any time: You can use lotions and creams for that purpose at any time in the pregnancy. Just make sure that you read the ingredients on the package and check with your treating OB MD about them if you are already pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more