Why do my stretch marks hurt?

October 27, 2017

Pregnancy can take its toll on your body and especially on the health of your skin.

As your baby grows, your uterus will expand to make room and in turn force your skin to stretch. This continuous tugging and stretching over nine months of pregnancy can feel painful at times. Although the discomfort is bearable, the skin can also feel itchy, tight and dry, especially as you move closer towards your due date and your baby grows at speed. In fact, your little one will undergo a growth spurt during the final month and you might find that your manageable baby bump has somehow become impossibly huge in a very short space of time!

Stretch marks across the tummy, breasts, thighs and even the bottom are an inevitable consequence of pregnancy. However, you can reduce their appearance and curtail some of the itchy discomfort by applying a rich moisturiser to your skin every day.

The healing ingredients in Mama's Belly Rub Stretch Mark Oil condition the skin and improve its elasticity so it can stretch further without snapping. The calming lavender fragrance also encourages relaxation and can put both you and baby in a happy mood.

You can reapply this luxurious oil to pain spots whenever your stretch marks hurt to instantly alleviate discomfort. But as always, we'd recommend that you consult your GP or midwife if the pain feels unusual or out of sorts.

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