4 Easy Ways To Prevent Stretch marks

August 21, 2017

4 Easy Ways To Prevent Stretch marks

More than half of pregnant women get these pinkish or purplish streaks across their belly, butt, hips and thighs. This happens between the 13th and 21st weeks of pregnancy.


What Causes Stretchmarks
As your waist expands to accommodate your growing baby, your skin too stretches. Hormones cause collagen fibres that give skin its elasticity to become less sticky, so they can be pulled apart as the baby grows. Unfortunately, if this happens too quickly, you end up with stretchmarks.

Whether you get them depends largely on your genes. If your mother had them, it is likely that you will too.

Other factors are how quickly you grow and how strong your abdominal muscles are. Having strong abs should slow the rate at which your bump pops out and hence, the rate at which your skin stretches.

4 Easy Ways To Slow The Stretch

1. Moisturise. Some women apply cocoa butter or oil onto their stomach. While they may not prevent stretchmarks, moisturising your skin may help them fade quickly

2. Nourish from within. Plenty of Vitamin C in your diet may keep your skin toned and less prone to stretch marks.

3. Watch your weight. Put on the kilos slowly and steadily rather than in quick spurts.

4. Be Patient. Your marks will fade after you give birth. If they bother you, you can look into dermatologists’ treatments like laser therapy and Retin-A after pregnancy, as they are not safe to do while you’re pregnant.


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Size Chart

 Maternity & Nursing 

Tops / Dresses / Bottoms
Spring Size XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
US 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
EU 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
FR 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
IT 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Bust (inch) 34 36 38 40 42.5 45 47.5
Bust (cm) 86.5 91.5 96.5 101.5 108 114.5 120.5
Hips (in) 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Hips (cm) 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 111.5 117 122
 

Intimates

Panties
Spring Size S–M L–XL
US 0 4 6 12
UK 4 8 10 16
EU 32 36 38 44
FR 34 38 40 46
IT 36 40 42 48
Hips (in) 34 37 38 43
Hips (cm) 86.5 94 97 109.5

Bra

 
International Size Conversion
AU/NZ US UK EU/CN
12B 34B 34C 75C
12C 34C 34D 75D
12D 34D 34DD 75E
12DD 34DD 34E 75F
14B 36B 36C 80C
14C 36C 36D 80D
14D 36D 36DD 80E
14DD 36DD 36E 80F
14E 36E 36F 80G
16B 38B 38C 85C
16C 38C 38D 85D
16D 38D 38DD 85E
16DD 38DD 38E 85F
16E 38E 38F 85G
18C 40C 40D 90D
18D 40D 40DD 90E
18DD 40DD 40E 90F
20D 42C 42DD 95E
20DD 42DD 42E 95F
 

Baby/Kid Size Chart

Rompers, Tops & Pants

Spring Size

Height (cm)

Weight (kg)

0–3 months

55–61

3.6–5.7

3–6 months

62–67

5.7–7.5

6–12 months

68–78

7.5–11

2 years

79–86

11.1–13.6

3 years

87–94

13.7–15