Moms who choose not to commemorate their pregnancy with a scrapbook, blog or what-have you still often have another lasting memento: stretch marks. Yay! A pregnancy roadmap forever etched on your breasts! How wonderful. Or… not.
Personally, I’m not too keen on my stomach looking like the New Jersey Turnpike, although I know it may be inevitable. Much of it depends on genes, I’m sure. It won’t be the end of the world if I’m stuck with them (being stuck at a Jessica Simpson concert would be a far worse fate), but if I can do something to minimize the scars, you can be damn sure I’m gonna do it!
My cousin, who (conveniently for me) is a labor and delivery nurse, bought me a tube of this Erbaorganics Mommy-to-Be Stretch Mark Cream. Apparently, one of her patients used it and her skin looked “amazing.” Thanks, cuz! It’s too soon to say if it totally works, but at 25 weeks I don’t have any marks yet AND my skin is silky smooth. I’m already on my second tube of the stuff. (Got a lot of area to cover.)
Seriously, I’d even wrap myself in gypsy moth poop if someone told me it had magical anti-stretch powers.
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