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Take That Pregnancy Stretch Marks! A Product That Works

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Take That Pregnancy Stretch Marks! A Product That Works

When Boppy Bloom came a-knocking I took on the challenge. If only to show off my mid-drift…

“You can use coco butter,” my cousin, Yari, said when I called her in a panic weeks after learning I was pregnant. I worried about stretch marks and that I’d “lose my body to those beastly scars.” Dramatic, I know, but stretch marks remain forever. And, though I don’t plan on baring my mid-drift like I did in high school and college, I do want to feel like a sexy woman and be confident in my skin. Stretchy skin won’t help my cause!

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Enter Boppy Bloom: a skin care line for pregnant women for stretch mark prevention. I didn’t believe it would work. Mostly because every mom I spoke to told me to accept that my body was no longer mine and “there’s nothing you can do about it, Sujeiry.” Optimistic, I refused to give up. I Googled ways to keep stretch marks at bay and found the following:

  • Coconut butter (just like Yari said)
  • Sugar (just make sure not to cut your skin while you rub)
  • Aloe Vera (Vitamin E!)
  • Olive Oil (so you can smell like a salad)
  • Castor Oil (wait, don’t they use this in chemical warfare?)
  • Potato juice (just pass the oil so I can make french fries)

None of these seemed appealing, so when Boppy Bloom came a-knocking (and didn’t make me feel like I had to fry an egg on my belly) I took on the challenge!

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And, ladies, it works. At 3 months pregnant, I began using all three products. This is my bare tummy now at 8 months pregnant.

Pregnancy No Stretch Marks
Interested in Boppy Bloom? Check our their products on Amazon. I used all three at the same time (and used the products twice a day as recommended). I was not playing!

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As for my pregnant belly, I hear that my stomach will continue to blow up like a basketball, so I’ll continue to use Boppy Bloom until baby boy is done cooking. To the naysayers and skeptics, the proof is in the photos – and when you see me in person in a few months, rocking a bikini with no stretch marks. I may even bring back my mid-drift.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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