Noticing my first stretch mark was strange, I wasn’t sure how to react to the red lines underneath my stomach. Looking at every angle I was starting to feel disappointed that I had gotten them. I was so worried that I was going to end up with them everywhere. I questioned why I felt like this, I was worried about what my partner would think? Would they be there forever? Could I reverse them?
We live in a world of unrealistic expectations and that’s when I realised whose perfect (NOT ME)?
Stretch marks are strange things. They are a sign of growth and each one has a story. I have realised that my body is growing a human yes a HUMAN. The best thing our bodies can do. I have learnt to love every stretch mark on my body and the little tiger stripes I have got since carrying my daughter.
I do try and keep my skin hydrated by drinking a lot of water, creaming and applying oils good for keeping the elasticity.
Remember stretch marks are pretty inevitable during pregnancy your body is changing daily and doing a great thing! Love your body and embrace the beauty of it.
Be you and Be beautiful x