I know that pregnancy stretch marks are hereditary, and they say there's no escaping them.. but somehow I did.
Stretch marks run in my family and I was sure I was going to get ginormous ones during my pregnancy but somehow I didn't get a single one (whew!). My lack of stretch marks was probably due to a combination of slow, steady weight gain, staying well-hydrated, moisturizing, and a ton of luck, but I'm also going give a bunch of credit to Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter.
I used this stuff twice a day on my belly and I'd like to think it worked wonders! It smells amazing, rubs in well, and soothed the awful itching that comes with stretching skin. I'm definitely recommending it to all my expectant friends!