How to protect your body from cracks during pregnancy?

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 How to protect your body from cracks during pregnancy?


How to protect your body from cracks during pregnancy
 How to protect your body from cracks during pregnancy



pregnancy crack


They are white or red lines that extend horizontally around the abdomen, and these cracks usually appear in the last few months of pregnancy, 


  • and when the size of the abdomen begins to grow significantly and rapidly, these cracks are in the lower abdomen. appear often. 
  • They begin to appear as pregnant bellies,
  •  and small red spots that expand and become long streaks
  • After that, the color turns white and the cracks in the abdomen remain in the form of white lines after birth. 
  • Except for the remaining clearly visible lines, 1% of these lines can disappear. 


Causes of cracks during pregnancy



Pregnancy tears occur in 9 out of 10 pregnant women, and their occurrence depends on many factors, including: 


  • The ability of a pregnant woman to tighten and tighten the skin as the size of the abdomen grows significantly and rapidly.
  • Women who are pregnant with twins are more likely to get wounds during pregnancy compared to other women, so a significant increase in weight has been observed during pregnancy or during pregnancy with twins.
  • The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy cause an imbalance in the amount of protein in the skin, making it weaker, thinner and more prone to cracking.


How to protect your body from cracks during pregnancy


There is no treatment to hide a pregnancy rupture when it occurs, but pregnant women themselves follow the following tips that aim to reduce the possibility of pregnancy rupture and to show pregnancy rupture more clearly, and avoid pregnancy rupture: 



  • Use moisturizers and oils on the skin. You can use an anti-cracking cream that aims to moisturize the outer layers of the skin and prevent cracking. However, cracks in the skin begin in the inner layers of the skin. The skin, this cream alone is not enough.
  • Eat fruits, nuts and vegetables daily, but don't overdo it because they are rich in protein, vitamins and skin nutrients.


  • Drinking at least 2.5 liters of water a day, in addition to natural juices and other liquids, can moisturize the skin and prevent dehydration.
  • By practicing simple and light stretching exercises without harming the fetus or increasing pressure on it.
  • If you are taking nutritional supplements, especially those containing the antioxidant vitamin A, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before taking them.
  • Avoid hot water in the shower that weakens the outer skin and skin. Take a bath with hot or cold water.