Mum & Baby
Skin-Care During Pregnancy
Caring for your growing belly
…avoid the bad stuff
Most pregnant women know that what they put (or don't put) in their bodies is important to the well-being of their growing baby. Whether it's the right kind of foods, avoiding alcohol, quitting smoking.
But many pregnant women might not know that what they put on their bodies is just as important.
…what about your skin
Most of us apply lotions every day, but we don't think about what might be passing the skin barrier and being absorbed into our bodies.
With a developing baby in your belly, this is a vital concern.
Because some topical ingredients get absorbed into the bloodstream, there are some you want to avoid. While most commonly used products are completely safe, there's a handful of ingredients considered potentially harmful to a growing baby.
Be sure to check out the ingredients in the products that you are using and make sure they are safe.
…how to avoid stretch marks
Pregnancy stretch marks are a natural result of the skin around the abdomen stretching out to accommodate a growing belly. They start out as red streaks and turn silvery over time.
It is possible to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks if you act early in the pregnancy.