Those ugly stretch marks can keep you from making the most out of your pregnancy. Yes, it could be a tough time. You have to hurdle a lot of challenges, especially the physical manifestations of your condition. However, you cannot deny the fact that with the excitement that a new baby coming brings to the whole family, you have many reasons to be more than grateful for the gift of life that you have inside your womb.
Another good reason to be grateful for is the fact that those stretch marks come and go away with pregnancy. Actually, you can have them removed, if not concealed (during the first few weeks) even while you still have your baby on your tummy. There are so many effective products available, like pregnancy soaps, organic concealer, oils, and stretch marks cream that can help you manage, even remove the traces of those unsightly pregnancy marks.
Whatever it is that may keep you from enjoying your pregnancy always has a solution. Remember you are not the first or the only one experiencing pregnancy at the moment. Every second a baby is conceived, every split-second, a woman starts her journey to motherhood. What you need to focus on is how to have that healthy mindset to support a healthy pregnancy. Allowing yourself to be dragged by the thoughts of an unattractive body, pain during pregnancy, sleepless nights, and so on, will just make it more difficult for you and your baby.
Help is on the way
Yours is not a hopeless case. You always have significant others, pregnancy experts, beauty experts as well as other mothers to turn to for the support you need. It is always a smart move to ask the opinions and advice of those who are experts in the subject. Instead of worrying, you have to focus on how to take care of your body and your baby properly.
We understand it is difficult not to notice the physical changes. After all, it when you first observed the changes/problems that you start to think about and look for solutions to your predicament. However, as humans, we could not help to react first before we respond to a stimulus (in this case the sight of the stretch marks lining up your belly). You may not be aware of it, however, but as soon as you let your emotions rule over your intellect, you will feel more troubled about your condition. This will lead to more emotional concerns sooner.
These are the things that you need to do, instead.
It is a good thing that you found the perfect spot where you can start the healing process for your skin problem. To apply the stretch marks cream, remove all unnecessary products that you already have on your beauty essentials first. Inspect the skin care products that you have been using any harmful ingredients.
Most of the time, we are just too concerned to just get rid of the problem right away, so we end up picking the product that seems to be getting the most favored by other users. Remember that your skin is more susceptible now that you have a baby in your womb who may ingest the chemicals present in any product you use through your bloodstream. Checking the label takes only a few minutes, but its effect may be for a lifetime.
If after inspection you are still unsure of some of the ingredients printed on the product label, do not hesitate to ask your doctor. If you have already used the product, take note of the number of times you have used it and the skin reactions that you notice. This will help your doctor to provide a better assessment and the right prescription for your condition.
Once you have identified the right product that you can use to treat your stretch marks, make sure that you follow the instructions on the product label to ensure that you will see the results soon. Most of the times, stretch marks make your belly so itchy as the skin underneath are stretched to the point of breaking while your baby grows inside your tummy. You may be tempted to scratch your belly which can cause more unsightly marks on it. If you feel the urge to do so, don’t.
Keep your skin moisturized with some cream and wear comfortable fitting clothes. If you feel like taking a refreshing shower, use warm but not hot water. You can also wear cotton gloves to protect your skin while you are sleeping and you don’t know when your hands involuntarily react to the itch.
If you experience severe itching, however, it may be time to see your doctor again.