Stretch marks, or “striae”, are scars on the skin, formed when there is rapid expansion, causing tear in the dermis. As a result, linear scars which are often a reddish hue will slowly turn into white colour.
Pregnancy is a very stressful time for the body. Tummy expands rapidly over a short period of nine months and then quickly deflates. This rapid change in size can lead to loose skin when your body is unable to contract back to its original state.