School picture day is close at hand, just in time to get good pictures of the kids to give out to relatives at Christmas. Like many people, I have been a victim of terrible school pictures Im talking about the images that would have been made into Internet memes if the Internet had been around back then (okay, the Internet was around, but no one knew how to use it).
When you’re pregnant, your body is stretched to its limits—literally. At some point during those crazy, blissful, agonizing, and exciting 40 weeks, many women get the dreaded stretch marks. Appearing mostly on the belly–yet also breasts, hips, buttocks, and thighs–they’re fairly easy to discern: harmless streaks of red, thin, glossy skin, with a different texture than normal skin. While there’s no sure-fire way to avoid stretch marks completely, there are ways to minimize them.