How to Prevent Stretch Marks When Having Your 2nd Child

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You love your first child, but you may not love the stretch marks they left you. And now that baby #2 is on the way, you can’t help but feel a little worried about how this pregnancy will exacerbate your existing stretch marks or create even more.

Of course, creating life and being a mother is worth all of the trials and tribulations of pregnancy. But it’s not selfish to want to keep your body looking nice, and stretch marks can be known to severely undermine a woman’s confidence, even though the vast majority of mothers have them. 

So what can you do? Are there ways to prevent getting stretch marks from your second pregnancy? Or are stretch marks even more likely to occur after your first child?

What Causes Stretch Marks in the First Place? 

As the body grows, the skin tissue cannot keep up with the rapid expansion, so it tears when the skin stretches too rapidly. Specifically, the connective fibers under the skin cannot produce the necessary elasticity for the expansion, so it tears as the skin stretches. 

It is extremely common for women to get stretch marks during pregnancy since their skin stretches so quickly with the baby's growth. It is so common that 50% to 90% of women get stretch marks while pregnant.

Are Stretch Marks More Likely After Your First Child?

If you didn’t get stretch marks from your first child, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll avoid them for your second. Although stretch marks are influenced by genetics, they are also influenced by hormones and weight gain. This means if your second baby weighs more than your first, or your body reacts in a different way hormonally to your second baby, that you may see the development of stretch marks during your second pregnancy when you didn’t during your first. 

What Do You Do?

If you didn’t plan properly for stretch marks during your first pregnancy, that means that you’re going to be ultra prepared for your second! A great way to fight stretch marks during pregnancy is with Dermaclara’s Enhanced Silicone Fusion Stretch™ Mark Kit. This #1 clinically proven, pregnancy-safe product for stretch mark prevention creates a microclimate between the silicone and the skin to stimulate collagen production, reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

Treat your skin with these silicone patches throughout your pregnancy, and feel how your skin softens, smoothens, and looks younger than ever, with 90% of users saying they prefer this rejuvenation treatment over injections and fillers. 

Unlike creams that can break down and enter your bloodstream, our SILICONEFUSION™ patches are safe and effective during each trimester. And, if you don’t see the results you were hoping for, Dermaclara offers a free 30-day return policy.

Even though stretch marks are extremely common for pregnant women, we still don't always welcome them, which is why we are always looking for ways to stop or reduce their appearance. Luckily for us in the modern world, we can take steps to achieve these goals, such as using the clinically proven Dermaclara technology to safely and effectively stave off stretch marks and keep our skin feeling young, supple, and soft!

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