Stretching With No Marks: Preventing Stretch Marks Quiz


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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Every woman dreads the unattractive scars of pregnancy after childbirth. Take this 10 question quiz to see if there is any way to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.

What percentage of women gets stretch marks while pregnant?

Up to 90 percent of women get stretch marks before they give birth.


What should you use to massage areas prone to stretch marks?

Gently massaging cocoa butter or shea butter could decrease the visibility of stretch marks.


How much weight do doctors recommend most women gain during pregnancy?

Doctors recommend most women gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy.


Which of the following should you take during pregnancy to help your skin stretch easily?

It's important to drink lots of water and take supplements that contain zinc, vitamin C and vitamin E to help your skin stay supple.


Although there are plenty of creams on the market to prevent stretch marks, what do doctors believe?

Doctors believe that stretch marks are hereditary and creams won’t prevent them.


In addition to pregnancies, what's another cause of stretch marks?

Losing weight too quickly can also cause stretch marks.


Which of the following is true about stretch marks?

If stretch marks appear, fear not! They usually fade over time.


Besides applying topical creams, what else can you do about stretch marks after childbirth?

Dermabrasion, chemical peels or laser surgery can help reduce the visibility of stretch marks.


What's another name for stretch marks?

Stretch marks are also called striae.


Where do stretch marks occur in the skin?

Stretch marks occur in the middle layer (dermis) of the skin. The middle layer is the elastic layer and works to retain the skin’s shape.


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