Just curious if poor genetics play a role in those unfortunant mothers who have stretched hanging skin & stretch mrks all over their bodies?! I ate unhealthy during both my pregnancies as pertaining to fast food,etc. I gained over 40lbs,yet have no noticeable stretch marks. My 58 yr old mother gave birth to 5 children we are all 1-2yrs apart, she has NO stretch marks & a magnificent body and has had no surgeries,same w my sisters. We all ate heavy high calorie diet before & after having children
Why Do Some Women Have Horriffic Bodies After Child Bearing? My Kids Were Born 10.5 Months Apart & I Ate What I Wanted?
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Can stretch marks be avoided with pregnancy? It's in the genes
You are right that most of the changes that occur to the body with pregnancy relate to personal genetics more than things you can control. The hormones of regnancy soften the connective tissues in order to allow for the birth process and how the skin responds is individual. The degree of weight gain does make a difference but exercise generally has little effect on the skin.
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Good genetics, good aging
Good health takes effort, though some do have very good genetics and get off easy. Good genes also have to do with skin tone and laxity from pregnancy, and facial aging. All those babies and no wear and tear to show? Sounds like you could be one of those celebrity moms showing off bikini bodies after pregnancy. Its nice to have all the luck.
Genetics is the biggest factor in determining the individual biology of each of us. Some women have marked and unfavorable changes after a single pregnancy, and others like you and your family are fortunate enough to have tissues that recover completely from the distension of pregnancy or weight change.
Only warning: just because your skin has done so well does not necessarily reflect on general health. Fast food and high caloric intake may well take its toll in ways you cannot see.
Thanks for your interesting comments!
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