HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
Stretching With No Marks: Preventing Stretch Marks Quiz
by Staff
Every woman dreads the unattractive scars of pregnancy after childbirth. Take this 10 question quiz to see if there is any way to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.

What percentage of women gets stretch marks while pregnant?

  • up to 50 percent
  • up to 90 percent
  • up to 70 percent

What should you use to massage areas prone to stretch marks?

  • mineral oil
  • glycerin
  • shea butter

How much weight do doctors recommend most women gain during pregnancy?

  • at least 40 pounds
  • between 25 and 35 pounds
  • at most 25 pounds

Which of the following should you take during pregnancy to help your skin stretch easily?

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E
  • zinc
  • all of the above

Although there are plenty of creams on the market to prevent stretch marks, what do doctors believe?

  • Stretch marks are hereditary and creams won’t prevent them.
  • Stretch marks can be worsened by creams.
  • Creams may prevent stretch marks if they contain certain ingredients.

In addition to pregnancies, what's another cause of stretch marks?

  • losing weight quickly
  • surgery
  • sun damage

Which of the following is true about stretch marks?

  • They are permanent.
  • They fade over time.
  • They often spread over time.

Besides applying topical creams, what else can you do about stretch marks after childbirth?

  • chemical peels
  • laser surgery
  • dermabrasion
  • All of these procedures are helpful.

What's another name for stretch marks?

  • striae
  • stripes
  • skin bands

Where do stretch marks occur in the skin?

  • epidermis
  • dermis
  • hypodermis