When I was pregnant I was really worried about getting stretch marks. I have had a few girl friends who have had terrible experiences with them and I didn't want my pregnancy to mark my body for the rest of my life.
A friend suggested that I use karite butter from the minute I started showing. I bought some online and committed to religiously buttering up my belly once a day. I made it through the whole pregnancy without a single mark.
I can't say for sure that it was because of the butter. Maybe if I had used nothing at all I still would have not gotten stretch marks. But whatever the cause I'm happy about it. I think we are going to try for baby number 2 and I will definitely be getting more karite butter.