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Pregnancy Hot Flashes
By: Tracy Hughes / 5287 Comments

Pregnancy Hot Flashes

Hot flashes during pregnancy occur for the exact same reason they occur during menopause: Fluctuating hormone levels (mainly estrogen). During pregnancy, hormones are soaring and causing a myriad of changes in your body; it’s not surprising that a majority of expectant mothers experience hot flashes/hormonal surges.

Taking Care of Your Skin While Pregnant
By: Tracy Hughes / 92 Comments

Taking Care of Your Skin While Pregnant

While it is true that some women have a glowing look while they are pregnant, many women deal with different types of skin problems. If these skin problems are not properly dealt with, many times, this can lead to permanent stretch marks and/or other types of issues.

The lasting effects of pregnancy on your body
By: Serena Jones / 13 Comments

The lasting effects of pregnancy on your body

All humans grow, but a woman’s body transforms the most during her lifetime. From puberty to pregnancy to motherhood to menopause, our bodies change significantly. Most changes happen gradually over a number of years; however, pregnancy into motherhood is a rapid change for our bodies, and probably the most dramatic. Pregnancy is a temporary function - the increased blood flow, fluxing hormones, and weight gain are not necessarily permanent. However, our bodies also will never 100% return to our pre-pregnancy state - mostly because our bodies adjust to their new job... motherhood.

Pregnancy Stretch Marks - How Can You Avoid Them
By: Tracy Hughes / 13 Comments

Pregnancy Stretch Marks - How Can You Avoid Them

Many factors contribute to how prone you are to developing stretch marks when you’re pregnant. Your health, lifestyle, and genetics are all factors. But you can counter act many of these components - before, during, and after your pregnancy.

Self Image and Stretch Marks
By: Elaine Swires / 54 Comments

Self Image and Stretch Marks

There has been a real push lately for women to take back control of their body image. Positive messages abound about loving your body as it is naturally – and not striving to achieve the impossible look of airbrushed, perfect models.

Is tight underwear causing your cellulite?
By: Elaine Swires / 833 Comments

Is tight underwear causing your cellulite?

​An interesting correlation between the advent of modern underwear and the increase in cellulite has been observed. Most women until modern times wore loose fitting underwear that wasn’t constrictive. But until the advent of nylons, pantyhose, and tighter underwear styles - cellulite was less pronounced.

Stretch Marks For Men Are on the Rise
By: Bill McConnell / 49 Comments

Stretch Marks For Men Are on the Rise

We usually think of stretch marks as a problem for women. But skin is skin and any kind of rapid growth, weight gain, or muscle mass gain which causes stretching of the skin can cause them. Following the trend of more men trying to bulk up and look more muscular (perhaps inspired by their favorite on screen super hero), stretch marks in men are also on the rise.

Are pregnancy stretch marks different than other stretch marks?
By: Tracy Hughes / 55 Comments

Are pregnancy stretch marks different than other stretch marks?

Up to 90% of women develop stretch marks at some point during their pregnancy. Stretch marks can also result from puberty or any other rapid weight gain. But is there a difference between the stretch marks of a teenager hitting puberty and a woman in the 7th month of pregnancy?

How to reduce the appearance of stretch marks
By: Bill McConnell / 12 Comments

How to reduce the appearance of stretch marks

The causes of stretch marks are a mix of overall health and genetics. If you’re in poor health, malnourished (even if it’s only micronutrients), or sickly you’ll probably be more prone to stretch marks. Since striae are caused by skin being stressed internally causing scarring to occur it’s obvious poor health will increase their likelihood. Of course even healthy people suffer stretch marks. It’s partly genetic too.