12 Best Ways to Take Care of Pregnancy Stretch Marks

What Are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are also known as striae distensae or striae gravidarum. They look like depressed streaks in your skin and may appear in various colors (silver, purple, or red). Stretch marks commonly appear on the:

  • Thighs
  • Stomach
  • Chest
  • Hips
  • Bottom

Some people are more likely to develop stretch marks. Studies show that pregnant women are more susceptible to stretch marks. It can also be inherited. For example, if your dad, mom, grandparents, or other relatives have it, you are more likely to develop it at some point in your life. Fortunately, there are certain tips that can help remove or prevent you from developing stretch marks.