4. Stretch Marks in Unexpected Places

Growing a human in your uterus is nothing short of spectacular. It stretches your body in a very short amount of time. With that, comes the lovely stretch makes. Mostly we think of stretch marks on the belly because that's what's dominantly expanding, but did you know you can get stretch marks just about anywhere on your body while being pregnant?

Your breasts, hips, thighs, and arms are all prime candidates for stretch marks. For instance, I have them on my hips and inner thighs but not on my tummy! Everyone's skin is different and reacts to changes differently. You can't do much to prevent them besides staying hydrated and moisturizing your whole body with something like cocoa butter. The good news is that they eventually fade and are a wonderful reminder of the miracle you took part in!

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