Learn to prevent stretch marks before they happen
I'd like to tell you about a brand new program I've created for preventing stretch marks caused by pregnancy.
When I first got pregnant, all I wanted was to know my baby was healthy and everything was normal. As the months passed and everything was going well, I started thinking about how I looked and about how I wanted to look and feel after the pregnancy.
Many of my girlfriends had told me they wished they had taken care of themselves better during the pregnancy. At the top of the list was getting back into shape and dealing with stretch marks. I had seen so many friends and patients end up with dark red stretch marks on their stomachs, thighs, and hips. And not one of them was very happy to have them.
Of course my friends were all much happier to have their children than flat perfect abs, but they certainly wished there was something they could have done about the stretch marks. I felt the same way. I wanted to keep my body as healthy and beautiful as possible, during and after the pregnancy. I didn’t want any stretch marks either.
So, I put my medical knowledge to work to see if I could do anything about it. I knew that stretch marks weren’t unusual. In fact, in med school I learned that at least 50% of pregnant women get stretch marks. I started researching stretch marks in my medical school textbooks.
When I was in med school in my 20s, I hadn’t given much thought to stretch marks. But now, 15 years later, I was married and with a baby on the way. I was hearing all sorts of tips from friends and family about everything from how to avoid morning sickness to how to avoid stretch marks, and I knew more than a few things from my medical training.
You can go to any website for pregnant women, and in the “well being” section, there will be all sorts of remedies listed for stretch marks. They talk about creams, they talk about oils, I even heard about herbal tea. All of these creams were supposed to help keep the skin firm and free of stretch marks. But not a single woman I ever met has told me that she avoided stretch marks with special creams or topical oils.
That’s wasn't very comforting. And since I know my science, I know what really happens in the skin. It made perfect sense that these products would not work by themselves. All the stories from my friends just proved the science--they had tried just about every stretch mark cream on the market without success. Some of their stretch marks were so bad they never wanted to wear anything again that allowed even a glimpse of their stomach or thighs. So I at least had found that creams were not the answer.
I had set myself two goals before I ever got pregnant. The first one was to do whatever I could to make sure my baby was healthy and normal. But the second was to take care of myself so well that I would feel and look much like my old self when my baby was one year old! I didn’t mind gaining a few extra pounds, but I definitely wanted to be able to look into the bathroom mirror and say “yes, that’s me, that’s definitely me.”
With all the changes happening to my body, being pregnant felt at times like I had very little control. I paid attention to my diet, exercised moderately, and rested when I could. I was determined to do everything in my power to still feel like I was ME. I wanted to be able to look in the mirror and recognize my body, my looks, and I wanted to feel comfortable in the same jeans I used to wear before I was pregnant. My goal was to stay the same, to look good, be healthy, and be happy with myself about it! Was that too much to ask?
I had seen many of my friends who had given birth felt like their bodies had changed almost beyond recognition. It wasn’t just those last 10 pounds that were hard to shed. They talked about their hips being wider, about not fitting into the same shoes anymore. About never wanting to wear a swimsuit, or shorts or a low cut dress, because their personal level of self-confidence had suffered. And stretch marks came up in almost every one of those discussions.
It’s unfortunate, but not surprising, because stretch marks are so noticeable. In this example, the stretch marks aren't even that bad compared to some:
Looks aren’t everything, but they do affect how we feel about ourselves. This is a sensitive topic, but weight gain, and weight loss, with or without pregnancy, with loose skin and stretch marks can seriously affect how attractive a woman feels both in her own eyes and with her partner. Of course your husband or partner will love you, with or without stretch marks. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t be much of a husband, would he!
But I saw stretch marks as a problem that can be quite serious for some of us and I wanted to avoid them myself and put an end to them for my friends. So I decided to go about this scientifically, methodically, and do research.
In any good research the first step is to identify the problem. In this case: why and how do stretch marks happen? I knew that once I had a full understanding of that, I could start looking at ways to PREVENT them from happening.
Some women I knew had spent hundreds, even thousands of dollars on creams, laser treatments, and even surgeries to make stretch marks fade…and sometimes, the treatments didn’t even work.
I took all of my research and developed a program before I got pregnant. The diet was designed to do lots of things, like help my baby be healthy. But avoiding stretch marks was certainly one of the goals!
The solution was a bit different than I had expected. I thought there might be an undiscovered cream somewhere, a magic herb from some exotic place. But the answer to preventing stretch marks was something I already did several times a day.
The answer was…whether you get stretch marks or not depends almost entirely
On what you eat and what you don't eat
I quickly made lists of everything I found, and changed my diet right away to my new program to stop stretch marks. I knew that since I was 40 and pregnant, my risk for stretch marks was honestly pretty high. But believe it or not…even though I was already 40 when I became pregnant for the first time, I made it through two pregnancies after age 40 without getting a single bad stretch mark.
I did get one or two little ones, but they were as thin as a hair, white, and almost completely invisible. When I showed them to my husband, he just laughed and said “these are so tiny you’d need a magnifying glass! I’d say they don’t count!”
Stretch marks come in many forms. There’s everything from hair-thin white lines that are barely visible, to large reddish-purple lines that are a quarter inch wide and 2-3 inches long.
For example, here are some photos of stretch marks that are very noticeable:
My midwife, OB/GYN, and friends and family were so excited about my results that they encouraged me to share them online with everyone. Since I'm a medical doctor myself, I knew I had the experience and expertise to share my knowledge with others. I made a list of everything I did, and I went back to my books and checked all the supporting science.
Stretch marks might not exactly be a medical emergency, but they can definitely affect how we feel about and look at our bodies. I made my program so that you too can give yourself the greatest possible chances of avoiding stretch marks.
There's also more good news: the diet described in my program can help existing stretch marks fade and even disappear. Stretch marks that have started fading can come back with a vengeance with a new pregnancy. And this time, they’re often much worse than before. So, even if you already have stretch marks from a previous pregnancy, the diet can help a lot.
Simply No Stretch Marks
I barely noticed following the diet after the first week. Every day I just put all the essentials in my breakfast shake, and I took the vitamins in the evening. All the different foods I needed to buy were right there at my local grocery store. Very soon, I didn’t even have to think about my program much. My routine became simple, easy, and it took care of itself.
This worked out great because as a mother to be, I didn’t have the time or the energy to think about doing a complex program. I was free to spend my time thinking about and preparing for my baby. That was the real seller for me…once I was set up, the program didn't take extra time at all.
Eating the right things causes our bodies to work right in The Roots Things Fall Apart many ways. A diet that helps prevent stretch marks has other wonderful benefits too, like these:
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Thanks for visiting and I wish you the best of success in preventing stretch marks!
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.
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