Now that we have an eviction date for baby, I thought I’d better write a stretch mark update while there’s still time! As you know, I’ve been using the Secret Saviours Anti Stretch Mark Pack since around week 22 of this pregnancy. I was a bit late starting, as Secret Saviours recommend that you start using the pack from around weeks 12-14 of pregnancy, but it doesn’t seem to have done any harm in my case.
A few weeks ago, I sized up from a medium to a large bump band as my belly grew! Again, I measured the circumference of my bump at the belly button, then used the size guide on the Secret Saviours website to see which size I needed. I must admit I do prefer to size up a little earlier than they suggest, as the medium band was starting to feel a bit restrictive.
I have to confess, I haven’t worn the bump band much over the past week or so, but this is mainly due to having so many scans and baby-related appointments where people need access to my bump! I’ve still been using the cream though, which I still love, and it seems to be doing the trick as my bump is stretch mark free! One of the registrars even complimented me on it at a recent bump-feeling appointment, which I must admit made me feel just a little bit smug!
I’m a little bit disappointed that a c-section is going to leave a scar on my currently flawless belly, but on the flip side I’m pleased that I’ll have some evidence of my mummy status (and will hopefully retain control in my lady area; apologies for the overshare)!
Anyway, here we go, the long-awaited photo of my bump (cringe!), which proves that there is not a stretch mark to be seen! Hopefully none will appear over the next week before we meet baby!
Have you got stretch marks? How do you feel about them? Would you try to reduce/eliminate them if you could?
Disclaimer: Secret Saviours kindly sent me their Anti Stretch Mark Pack to write about, however all opinions are my own.