Everything you need to know about pregnancy stretch marks.Nuturemite
If you are a new mother now and if you overcome those pregnancy and c-section challenges and stretch marks. Then congratulations to you. You’ve just crossed one of the most challenging phases of a women’s life. And much energy to all those mothers who are going to experience the most beautiful journey of your life.
Being pregnant and knowing that you are going to be a life-giver, is itself a very overwhelming emotion. But a happy moment comes with a ton of difficult challenges.
One of these challenges is AFTER PREGNANCY STRETCH MARKS.
Stretch marks are considered as a mark of honor by some. But for some, these are just an embarrassment or flaw.
Every woman has her reasons for not preferring C-section. One of the most common ones is the stretch marks after stitches. Not only with C-section but also from a vaginal delivery. These are still a part of pregnancy irrespective of the delivery mode.
WHAT ARE AFTER PREGNANCY STRETCH MARKS?
Stretch marks are a biological phenomenon that generally results after a sudden fat loss or after getting medical stitches.
During pregnancy, a women’s body undergoes many biological changes. One of the changes is belly size.
Belly size keeps increasing with weeks and this results in stretching of belly skin. This phenomenon is the same as the inflammation in a ballon. When we blow air in a fresh ballon, it increases in size and when that air is released, ballon tends to shrinks and left marks on its skin. Something, in the same way, happens with your belly skin.
These can sometimes be hard to get rid of.
Your belly feels so itchy and tight during pregnancy and you can notice some fine lines which are signs of pregnancy. Stretch marks can also show up on the thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. The marks often start reddish or purple, but after pregnancy, they gradually fade to white or gray. Women with lighter complexion develop purple marks in the initial phase. However these marks sometimes appear blue also, but gradually they turn lighter, and with time they appear white. Women with darker skin tones, develop lighter color stretch marks. They generally develop lighter marks than their skin color.
ARE THEY COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE?
Stretch marks are not completely treatable. Many doctors and dermatologists state that there is no way to prevent them.
However, there are many creams and lotions which guarantees for treating stretch marks completely. But to invest money in creams and lotions is not an ultimate solution. Although continuous moisturization and hydrating your skin is a good habit to adapt from the starting months of pregnancy. Massaging your belly, hydrating it, spending time in the bathtub, and relaxing your belly. These can help reduce the chances of getting hard marks and also helps in reducing the itching in the belly.
HOW CAN STRETCH MARKS FADE AWAY?
Some marks are your lifetime buddies. They remain with you every time. And they are hard to fade away. While others are very light and steadily fades to a lighter color.
Stretch marks are a sign of your boldness, your strength, your journey. Some mothers accept their new skin and embrace their power marks. Some think to get rid of them quickly so they choose to try remedies for making them invisible.
REMEDIES TO TRY FOR FAINTING THE STRETCH MARKS.
1. Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate:
Hydrating your body is not a remedy but it’s a way of life. Hydration of your skin also helps you fight many diseases. It helps you improve your immune system. During pregnancy, drinking enough water is very necessary. doctors advise to not avoid daily water limits.
Moisturising your belly and thighs during pregnancy period is a traditional Indian practice followed by pregnant women. It proves to be very relaxing and healer for your marks and even for stress and anxiety.
3. Alovera gel, pulp, or cream:
Alovera is a miraculous plant with some magical powers. It re-builds the body tissues. It heals the stretch marks without causing any side effects. Alovera in any form helps in rejuvenizes the skin and nourishes the marks.
4. Coconut oil and Almond oil:
Oil massage is also a very ritual and traditional method adopted by women all across the world to nourish the body. This is a regular process done for almost a year for newborn babies. Oil massages help to build bones and muscles strong.
5. Cocoa Butter:
Last in the list but the most widely used and most commonly known remedies adopted by New mothers is cocoa butter. Using cocoa butter at night on your stretch marks proves to highly effective. The results of cocoa butter are highly genuine. If cocoa butter is available at your place then you should go for it.
You can go for these above remedies. Just remember, it’s a phase of life. You are so strong. You’ve come so far. You battled a long journey. Every fight left scars, and these scars a sign of your strength. Be proud. And stay calm.