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At 5 Weeks pregnant…
If stretch marks are ‘in your genes’, then I am going to get them. Stretch marks run in my family. My mother has them, my sister has them, and I already have them on my breasts and hips.
While pregnant I am still taking a small amount of PREDISONE which damages my skin further. Prednisone drys out my skin, making it thin and fragile. I see the effects of taking prednisone in my weak nails, thin limp hair and dry thin skin.
So what can I do?
I’ve done a little research. The internet recommends exercising, taking vitamin C, rubbing myself with vitamin E, keeping my skin moisturised, drinking heaps of water and eating healthy fats. Friends are telling me to do the same.
While I am a little skeptical that these measures will work, I have nothing to loose by trying to keep stretch marks at bay?
So lets begin…