As pregnancy progresses, you think you will soon be able to keep your baby in your arms, but you cannot help worrying about stretch marks and postpartum. Here are the following signs that can tell you that you will stay with stretchers after birth.
About stretch marks in pregnancy
Many future moms notice a series of pink or red lines on the abdomen, hips and thighs between 13-21 weeks of pregnancy. Hormones that are produced during this period of pregnancy reduce the elasticity of the skin. When the skin cannot keep up with the rapid growth of the baby, the collagen and elastin fibers break and the stretch marks appear.
Most stretch marks are visible during the last trimesters of pregnancy (6-7 months), but there are also pregnant women who begin to notice them as soon as their tumors begin to grow. Most dark-skinned women tend to develop rosary stretch marks, while dark-skinned women tend to show lighter shades lighter than the rest of the skin.
The pattern of their development follows three stages:
- Stage 1 – Early stretch marks will appear in color and may make you feel itchy. The skin in their immediate vicinity may seem flattened and thin
- Stage 2 – gradually, stretch marks will increase in length and thickness and become red or purple
- Stage 3 – once the stretch marks have matured, and they lose their red / pink coloration. In the months after pregnancy they will begin to fade and become white or silver. They may appear slightly pressed or irregular in shape or length.