11 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Mary Hawkins | May 30, 2013 Pregnancy

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As if turning our bodies over to house a growing human for nine months isn't taxing enough on our figures, many of us fall victim to the unsightly phenomenon of stretch marks, which kill our hopes and dreams of ever wearing a two-piece bathing suit again.

Seriously, it's so unfair. Even if we work our butt off in the gym and lose every single last ounce of baby weight, we're still left with zebra stripes all up and down our bellies -- putting the "mom" stamp on our bodies for the rest of our lives.

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But there is some good news. While we may never get rid of our stretch marks completely, there are a few things we can try to at least reduce their appearance and make them less noticeable. And if we try some of these methods during pregnancy as opposed to waiting until after childbirth, we'll be one step ahead of the game.

Here are 11 natural treatments for stretch marks that just might work!


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