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Stretch Marks

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by Kerr SJ

(Striae)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your chance of stretch marks include:
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Dermatology
http://aad.org

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
http://www.acog.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
http://www.sogc.org

Canadian Dermatology Association
http://www.dermatology.ca

 

References


Elsaie ML, Baumann LS, Elsaaiee LT. Striae distensae (stretch marks) and different modalities of therapy: an update. Dermatol Surg. 2009;35(4):563-73.


Changes in your body during pregnancy: second trimester. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/pregnancy-newborns/your-body/changes-in-your-body-during-pregnancy-second-trimester.html . Updated February 2011. Accessed September 19, 2013.


Common symptoms, signs and laboratory changes in pregnancy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated January 23, 2013. Accessed September 19, 2013.


Mom and baby skin care. American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/mom-and-baby-skin-care . Accessed September 19, 2013.


Stretch marks (striae). New Zealand Dermatological Society DermNet NZ website. Available at: http://www.dermnetnz.org/dermal-infiltrative/striae.html . Updated June 8, 2013. Accessed September 19, 2013.


Treatments of discomforts of pregnancy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated August 13, 2013. Accessed September 19, 2013.

 

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