When should I start putting lotion on my pregnant belly?

When should I start moisturizing my pregnant belly?

First Trimester

Once that pregnancy test comes back positive, start moisturizing the areas where stretch marks are most likely to develop—your belly, lower back, breasts, and hips.

How often should I put lotion on my belly while pregnant?

Applying moisturizers early and often helps to keep your skin elastic and soft as your belly grows—and diligent application (as in, three times a day during and after pregnancy, if you can remember) may help the most.

Do stretch marks appear after pregnancy?

Although stretch marks are common both during and after pregnancy, anyone can develop them, particularly after gaining or losing weight.

What are the first signs of stretch marks?

Signs and symptoms

Before stretch marks begin to emerge, the skin can appear thin and pink. It may also feel irritated or itchy. The marks initially develop as wrinkly, raised streaks that can be red, purple, pink, reddish-brown or dark brown, depending on skin color.

Is it safe to put lotion on belly while pregnant?

Products such as shampoos, hair sprays, soaps, lotions and deodorants have not been shown to be harmful during pregnancy. Using these products are generally safe.

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Where is my baby at 15 weeks in my stomach?

For some, at 15 weeks the belly begins to grow beyond the room of the pelvis and shifts upward. Where is my baby at 15 weeks in my stomach? The uterus and baby residing inside are around four to five inches under the belly button or about midway between the belly button and pubic bone.

Does scratching cause stretch marks?

Scratching the skin might be uncomfortable but the myth of scratch causing stretch marks needs to be debunked. It just deepens the stretch marks and makes the itchiness worse.