Although the baby is still in her stomach, she has given you a “big gift” – stretch marks. Well, baby, although you don’t like this gift, you can only accept it. Looking at the pregnancy marks like watermelon skin pattern on her stomach, the expectant mother eager to become a spicy mother said she was very tired. After all, she still wanted to show her small waist after giving birth.
Why do some people not grow stretch marks at all, while some people grow not only their belly but also their thighs? There are three reasons: gene, age and weight.
Scientists have done a study on this, which included the DNA of more than 760000 women and found that 544 “genetic markers” are related to the occurrence of stretch marks.
Dr Olga sazonova, one of the researchers, said that these genetic markers have their own characteristics. Some of them increase the possibility of stretch marks, and some can prevent stretch marks. The study found that people prone to stretch marks have less elastic and repair protein produced by their cells, which affects skin recovery.
Atwal, a foreign scholar, analyzed the incidence rate of gestational striae in 324 primiparas. It was considered that maternal age, basal BMI, weight gain and neonatal weight were independent risk factors for stretch marks, and young age was the most prominent factor. Of the 324 women, 71 were younger than 20 years old, 21% of them had severe pregnancy marks, while the incidence rate of those above 30 years old was very low.
Stretch marks are called “skin expansion marks” in medicine, also known as atrophic marks. Because the skin is fragile due to the degeneration of elastic fibers and is broken by excessive extension, the rapid growth of body weight is one of the important reasons for its formation.
After reading, I found that the three major causes of stretch marks have nothing to do with fetal treasure. Don’t “wronged” innocent fetal treasure.
Prevention of stretch marks starts as soon as possible
Stretch marks are seen from 5-6 months of pregnancy. They are most likely to appear in the first month before delivery, because at this time, the fetal weight will increase by about 1kg, and the pregnant woman’s stomach will increase rapidly to produce stretch marks. Expectant mothers should not hold the idea that “I’m about to have a baby, stretch marks haven’t appeared, and my belly is still smooth and beautiful”, and then relax their vigilance.
1. Start skin maintenance before pregnancy
If you have a pregnancy plan and don’t want to see stretch marks, you can start skin maintenance before pregnancy. At ordinary times, massage the abdomen and eat more foods rich in collagen, which can increase the vitality and repair ability of the skin and help to prevent the appearance of stretch marks.
2. Consciously control your weight during pregnancy
Although it is said that one more person in the stomach needs more tonic. But don’t let your belly eat crazy, or stretch marks will come to tell you “your belly can’t hold”. Therefore, we should consciously control weight gain and don’t gain too fast. Rapid weight gain in a short time, the skin is difficult to adapt to swelling, and it is very easy to break elastic fibers, resulting in stretch marks.
3. Use stretch marks protection products
Moisturizing lotion, olive oil, and even special pregnancy cream for pregnancy marks can be used in early pregnancy and even before pregnancy. Apply stretch marks on the thighs, stomach and buttocks, and massage them. It can prevent skin dryness, improve skin moisture, increase skin and muscle elasticity, and play an obvious role in preventing skin elastic fiber breakage.
The medal of merit and the first gift given by Taibao to his mother are a beautiful metaphor for stretch marks. If you really don’t want this “gift”, the prospective mother should remember to prepare in advance and don’t regret it until it grows out.