Did You Know?

Many women experience conditions such as hairloss, vaginal discharge and stretch marks after giving birth. There are various causes that contributes to these postpartum conditions, namely, stress, hormonal changes and dietary intake. These conditions are common and can be reduced or prevented with proper skin cleansing and care during and after pregnancy.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are streaks that appear on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks and thighs. It is a kind of scarring. Common for individuals who gained a lot of weight, body builders and pregnant woman.
What causes stretch marks?
  • Stretch marks happen when the skin is pulled by stretching
  • Glucocorticoid is a hormone that are present during pregnancy as they help with foetal development but they may also reduce the formation of collagen and elastin fibres in mother’s skin
  • Normal production of collagen is disturbed
  • Results – scars and stretch marks
What causes vaginal discharge during pregnancy?
The pH value of the intimate area is slightly more acidic (pH3.8) as comapred to the other parts of the body
What causes postpartum hairloss?
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