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Stretch mark prevention

Stretch marks are purplish lines that appear over the breasts or abdomen during pregnancy. It is difficult to get rid of them completely, although they do fade over several months after you give birth.

This mixture might help prevent stretch marks.

Combine one ounce of wheat germ oil with 13 ounces of sweet almond oil. Then add...

After your daily a bath or shower, massage the oil into your thighs, buttocks, breasts, abdomen and upper arms.

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Source: Wesson N. Natural Mothering. Healing Arts Press, 1997

First published: 03/07/2000
Last updated: 10/14/2007

Reviewed by: Michael Slama, MD, Allina Health Mercy Women's Health Clinic