After giving birth to four kids, my mom had zero stretch marks. Genetically, she is predisposed to not get them.
Lucky her! I was not as fortunate.
Another reason people get stretch marks is that they put on weight too quickly causing the the skin to fragment into markets.
Women with a healthy BMI might gain between 25 to 35 pounds over the course of a pregnancy, it’s hard for our skin to keep up.
Another reason people acquire stretch marks while pregnant is the hormones that are abundant during pregnancy contribute to them.
They are really hard to avoid if you are not genetically predisposed to not them. If you didn’t get them during your growth spurt during puberty, you may get them later.
Creams can help make the skin more supple to slow down their onset or lessen the darkness of them when they do arrive.
But none can help you avoid them.
One can slow the onset of stretch marks appealing by talking to the doctor or dietician about how to gain steady and moderate weight.
Once you develop them, laser therapy can help stretch marks to fade although it can’t remove them completely and typically several treatments are required. Most insurers don’t pay the cost and is usually very expensive.
The other alternative is just to embrace and accept them. Tiger stripes are par for course and the baby at the end!
A female founder has developed a stretch mark preventive butter which she says turns into silky absorbing, non-staining oil which is unlike anything being sold today. Sounds good?
Greta Moretti has asked Bellyitch to refer to her pregnant volunteers to test market one of 10 nutrient-rich creams she says is 99% natural. All 10 contains restorative omega 3 antioxidants, are high in omega 6 (linoleic acid) and omega 9 (oleic acid), have tons of vitamins including A, C, & E, and over 20 essential amino acids and natural peptides, Moretti says.
The main target market, Moretti tells us, is women whose sense of smell is off during pregnancy. That’s why she is doing this test is to help her narrow down the ten fragrances and colors of the product down to four. In addition, she would like general feedback before the upcoming product launch.
” I want them to feel smart about what they’re putting on their skin, and not be swayed by fancy marketing techniques for worthless products containing useless ingredients,” Moretti says.
The test market will be limited to about 20 women, but in all stages of pregnancy.
If you are interested in volunteering and receiving the products free of charge, including free shipping, give Moretti a call at 845-735-3300 and leave a message. She will call back to follow up with you.
Do let us know if you volunteer and make the final cut! Tell her Bellyitch sent you!