Prevent Stretch Marks

July 29, 2014
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third-trimester, maternity-picture, no-stretch-marks, maternity, pregnant, pregnancy I’m someone who is proud of my fit and muscular abdomen, so when I found out I was pregnant I was worried that after doing the work to get my body back, I might still be left with stretch marks (there goes my #FlexFriday Instagram pictures). I took this series of maternity photos while I was 35 weeks pregnant because I was still worried that I might get them, and I wanted to capture my belly before I did. Thankfully, I avoided even the tiniest mark! So, if you’re pregnant and looking to prevent stretch marks from occurring, enjoy this video from the HairTwoHeels YouTube channel where I talk about what I used and how I used it to prevent the stretch marks from occurring. Also, here are some more shots from our maternity shoot. I shot these myself (with my husband pressing the shutter button) and we saved a lot of money this way. Let me know in the comments below if you’re interested in a post on how we created these shots! third-trimester, maternity-picture, no-stretch-marks, maternity, pregnant, pregnancy, maternity-photos third-trimester, maternity-photo, no-stretch-marks, stretch-marks, maternity, pregnancy, third-trimester, maternity-photo, no-stretch-marks, stretch-marks, maternity, pregnancy,

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5 Comments

  • Reply Joanna July 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    You are implying that by trying your tricks women can avoid stretch marks.

    Sometimes even the most fit moms get stretch marks. You are perpetuating an unrealistic ideal of beauty for women. Some get stretch marks, others don’t. You were fortunate and didn’t – but you can’t pretend that’s realistic for all women.

    This is an unfortunate video because I a huge fan of yours otherwise! :/

    • Reply Elle Lindquist July 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      I’m sorry you feel that way. As I mentioned in the video, a great deal of it is genetically predisposed, which is why I mentioned that in the very beginning of the video. I also mentioned that I was saying what I believe worked for me and why. As much as genetics play a huge role, so does moisture and elasticity of the skin (having the necessary amounts of amino acids for the skin to stretch appropriately) which is why I’m mentioning this product. I didn’t mentioned fitness level being an aspect of stretch mark prevention whatsoever in the video so I’m unsure as to where you got that idea. I also believe I made a point of saying that if you do get stretch marks it’s not the end of the world at the beginning and end of the video. Around the middle of the video I mention that my reasons for using the product were not scientifically proven either, but that I was simply sharing a product that, in my belief, helped. I’m happy that you’re a fan of my channel otherwise and, again, I apologize if this content offended you.

      Elle

  • Reply Jess Greene September 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I worked out and used the same lotion as you! I still have stretch marks though. I are healthy and moisturized daily!

    I don’t think they are that bad. Glad you didn’t get them but a lot of women do.

    • Reply Jess September 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      ATE healthy lol not “are”

      • Reply hairtwoheels September 26, 2014 at 12:28 pm

        I agree. This is why I said a lot of it is genetics. I had been asked by lots of people what I personally did so I wanted to share that. But I agree with you, I don’t think stretch marks are that bad and like I said they fade over time and there’s tons you can do if you DO get them. 🙂

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