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Pregnancy undoubtedly causes major changes to your body, most of which can be very tough to deal with. Our friends at Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine recently discussed everyone's least favorite topic—stretch marks—with truly touching honesty in a must-read piece. Writer Liz Cannon opens up accepting her post-baby body, stretch marks and all, while looking simply luminous in our Ondine collection.
We've highlighted a section the piece below:
'Stretch marks, the unwanted battle scars of carrying a child. Let me say that yes, after my first pregnancy I came to terms with what I had because anything was worth it to get that sweet little pink baby bundle.
[But] why did nobody tell me that you can get stretch marks from losing your baby weight? Losing the weight after pregnancy was always something that was this big glorious to-do enrobed in positivity, but not once did I hear someone share that you can still get stretch marks. Yet, there they were and the proof was undeniable.
Fast forward a year post pregnancy, I found out I was pregnant again and started back up the belly rituals. My belly grew faster, bigger, and the stretch marks appeared with no consideration for my feelings. While I may be walking away from this second pregnancy with more battle scars, I am finding myself teetering between the pride of growing another life and the hope that they fade fast. Until then I’ll be using all of the belly moisturizers that I can find until this next baby can walk in hopes that it does the trick.'