My secret to avoiding stretch marks with my first two children was using pompian oil. I rubbed it on my stomach especially when it would itch ( try to avoid itching at all cost). I'm proud to say that I do not have any stretch marks on my tummy or breast. Not to brag, but I don't even look like I have had any kids because of using this. I plan to use pompian oil with this pregnancy as well. I know that this may sound silly, but you can find it at the grocery store on the isle where they sell crisco oil. Just thought that I would share a little advice.