I have a 2 year old child, and the marks to prove it. I am still slim at a size 10-12, same as I was before I fell pregnant, so size isn't my issue. The problem that I have is stretch marks, I have them all over my stomach now, they aren't particularly noticable, they are quite faint, but whenever I tense my abdominal muscles or my waist measurement goes down, they wrinkle and my stomach turns into a flesh coloured raisen.
The OP was asking for advice on the actual problem, not with how it will affect her modelling, or am I reading it wrong?
Bio Oil is supposed to be really good, also Palmers Cocoa Butter You need to apply it twice a day.
In fairness to GSC4X, the OP's comment is rather vague in that department and could be contstrude either way in my opinion. The OP being a model and posting on a model site would suggest (to me at least) she would at least be including wanting to cure the problem as a model as well as a woman wanting to look her best. As such I think his advice is pretty much on the button, after all, even if she wasn't enquiring regarding her modelling career, it's certainly going to effect it.
i have 3 children and stretch marks to boot, bio oil dose work but not as well after the pregnancy, but i have chosen to not use it anyway, it has not harmed my modeling and i work up to art nude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i have also been praised by photographers for being proud of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so it will NOT affect your modeling there are plenty of photographers that are more then capable of working with a post preganent belly.
I wouldnt worry too much about stretch marks. there all natural and most people have them and will get them even men, Especially bodybuilder's my 14yearold son has stretch marks all over his back. I think for the wrinkly belly after having a baby just simple exercises maybe like running and a few sit ups thrown in. your tummy should soon tighten up.
My youngest is 2 also and have a few round my hip area, the bio oil works but like mentioned before not the expensive one lol...I got a large bottle of the cheaper version from Asda - I reckon it works just as good!
Don't know if there is much to do to prevent them.Its good for you and the baby to exercise throughout pregnancy to keep down weight gain and thus excessive stretching.Moisturising will help with the itching you get when pregnant ,I don't know if it helps prevent stretchmarks. I doubt anyones done a proper study. I always kept fit and didn't put on much weight when pregnant ,you don't need to eat for two ,I have had 8 children and don't have stretchmarks maybe I'm just lucky.
And ignore the anti motherhood rants. Plenty of women model after having children.The woman with perfect stomach on last months ultrafit magazine has young twins.