Question: How to avoid stretch marks
Answer: Stretch marks occur because of the uterine expansion, and because of the accumulation of fat cells in the abdomen and thigh area. Eating a balanced diet and hydration are very important during pregnancy. Eating a high fat high calorie food not only affects digestion, but also causes weight gain, and stores fat, and causes stretch marks. So a high fibre, high protein diet is better, with lesser carbs and fat. A lots of fruits gives the body the needed vitamins, and keeps the skin supple. Lots of warm water to drink. Also, massage the body with warm oil, and take a hot bath. This will flush out toxins from the skin, and open the pores. Apart from this, if you are genetically predisposed to stretch marks, you can't avoid it. You can try the above, and apply an anti stretch mark cream when it appears. A lot of creams are available in the market.