I am just reaching the end of my first trimester. I have read all the information and booklets given to me by my midwife. There are a lot of articles about using a moisturiser to help limit stretch marks, but there are no suggestions. I have read that essential oils should be limited in pregnancy, especially if they are rubbed on the skin, and most of the moisturiser I currently have has essential oils in. Anyone have any recommendations?
If you just want a moisturiser to prevent stretch marks, then you won’t find one. It’s genetic whether you get them or not and no cream can go deep enough to really make a difference. If you want to get rid of itchy skin and deeply moisturise though, I’d recommend bathing in a moisturising oil and just rubbing something like Aveeno on.
I’m using coconut oil it smells great, completely natural and can be used everywhere. Even good for sore nippples after birth if BF as it can be ingested with no harm to baby. I like that I can put it in the bath too and it moisturises you while you relax!
I used cocoa butter for pregnancy every morning and bio oil every night on boobs, bump and back throughout my pregnancy and got no street marks. From what I read the creams don’t make a whole lot of difference and it’s mostly genetics but my theory was that I might as well try and it helps with the stretching feeling as you get bigger
I must admit if it's down to genetics then I'm most probably getting huge stretch marks, however it would be nice to pamper myself a little just to feel normal again, I've had the worst all day sickness and vomiting. I will go to town thus weekend with your suggestions