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Pregnant having stretch marks on the abdomen. What does it indicate?

My wife is at 8th month pregnancy, she got lot of dark stretch marks on her tummy and on upper body. is this an indication that my baby s complexion will be dark or less fair?. she has wheatish & less dark complexion and i am fair. please let me know how to avoid these dark stretch marks and foods that will avoid dark complexion to my baby.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Hi, thanks for posting your query

Stretch marks occur due to stretching of the skin due to growing size of the uterus within . It is not related to Baby's complextion.

Stretch marks can be avoided by applying moisturisers like shea butter or olive oil twice a day . But they are not totally avoidable .

Complexion depends on the amount of melanin pigment which is genetically determined and not related to food.

Hope this solves your query
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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