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How can I prevent stretch marks?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

Because genetics is a strong factor, stretch marks are difficult to prevent. Moisturizing the skin and avoiding large weight loss or gain may help. Some women swear by using lubricating oils and ointments on the belly during their pregnancy.

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