At least half of pregnant women get stretch marks, but that doesn’t have to be you if you slowly gain no more weight than what experts recommend, which is around 30 pounds.

While being pregnant is a joyous time, it can also take a major toll on your body – and your skin.

After having a child, many women spend time getting their body back into pre-baby shape. And while losing baby weight is possible (albeit not always easy!) there is one side-effect which may be more difficult to get rid of – stretch marks.