Stretch Marks May Predict Pelvic Risk

 Stretch Marks May Predict Pelvic Risk.

About half of all pregnant women get stretch marks, which often fade after delivery, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Women's Health Information Center.

The new study, published in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, doesn't predict pelvic prolapse for every woman with stretch marks. But it does show twice as many women with pelvic prolapse also had stretch marks, compared with those without prolapse.