When I got pregnant with my first little boy I was beyond excited. We had tried for quite a while and finding out I was finally going to be a mom was one of the best days of my life. Pregnancy brings on a lot of changes in a woman’s body, many of these changes are not fun (morning sickness, exhaustion, weight gain, muscle pains, etc.) but they are all worth it when that precious little creature makes their appearance in the world. One of the things I was a bit nervous about when I got pregnant was stretch marks. It sounds extremely vain, and probably is, but I wanted to do whatever I could to avoid getting these. I had already gotten some from my hips growing so quickly in junior high so I assumed I was destined to get a bunch. They say there is nothing you can do to avoid getting stretch marks, it is in your genetics. Seeing my sisters and my mom get them I assumed it was no use but I was going to try what I could to avoid it. My friend had told me about this oil that she used and it worked for her, so I figured I would try it. I bought this oil at Good Earth for about $19.00, it’s called Mother’s Special Blend and it is an all natural oil, consisting of almond oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and vitamin E. I actually found it cheaper on Amazon HERE for $13.29. I rubbed this oil on my belly my entire pregnancy both morning and night and only got a couple tiny stretch marks under my belly button. These went lighter after giving birth and you can hardly see them.
This pregnancy I have used the oil again and am 36 weeks along and don’t yet have any new stretch marks! If I get them, they are totally worth it and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I have to be pregnant a second time. But if I don’t, I think that’s a bonus! So, whether stretch marks are genetic or not, I truly think this oil has helped me avoid getting them. This post is in no way sponsored, I just found a product that worked for me and I wanted to share it with all my friends who are, will be, or ever have been pregnant. Shalese has been using it post-pregnancy and says she’s noticed a bit of a difference with her stretch marks too! So, if you are looking for an inexpensive way to help nourish your skin during pregnancy, and maybe avoid a few stretch marks, try it out!
Happy weekend loves!