Fairhaven Health DreamBelly Stretch Mark Cream 4 oz. (113 g)
Fairhaven Health Dream Belly Stretch Mark Cream is uniquely formulated to address the dermatological needs of pregnant women during times of sudden bodily change - particularly when bellies are dramatically growing and delicate tissues and sensitive skin are required to rapidly expand. More than just a deep-moisturizing skin cream, Dream Belly was designed specifically for the dermatological demands of pregnancy, and works in two unique ways. First, DreamBelly helps prevent stretch marks by keeping skin supple and elastic. Second, DreamBelly may aid the body in regenerating strained tissues and help fade existing marks. Along with prevention and revitalization, DreamBelly is a restorative balm that may strengthen damaged collagen and soothe the taut, overtaxed dermis and hydrate dry surface skin.
- Formulated specifically for the unique dermatological needs of pregnant women.
- Integrates nutritive ingredients, including rosehip oil and antioxidants, designed to regenerate skin as well as provide soothing relief.
- Maintains moisture and skin elasticity for hours.
- Perfect for both growing bellies during pregnancy and for toning skin after childbirth.
- All-natural, with a luxurious, silky texture and a refreshing scent from real orange extract.
The DreamBelly formula brings together an array of ingredients shown to be central to skin wellness and dermis integrity, including aloe vera gel, a select blend of natural butters and moisturizing oils, grapeseed extract (a nutribiotic), as well as rosehip seed oil & antioxidant-rich Vitamin E (ingredients recognized for their ability to revitalize skin).
- Daily application of Gotu Kola extract, vitamin E, and collagen hydrolysates can significantly reduce the likelihood of susceptible women developing stretchmarks during pregnancy.
- Shea butter is known especially for its cosmetic properties as a moisturizer and emollient. It is also a known anti-inflammatory agent and absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.
- Mango butter has a high content of stearic acid which makes it similar to cocoa butter. Mango butter has good emolliency and lends protection against the sun. It is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles. Mango butter also reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity.
- Rosehip seed oil is considered a cellular regenerative oil, also regenerates scar tissue, attenuates wrinkles and age spots and helps to prevent and fade stretch marks due to pregnancy and other factors. Rosehip seed oil is a potent anti-inflammatory oil with polyunsaturated essential fatty acids and trans-retinoic acid that helps when treating dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis providing an immediate relief for dry skin.
- Jojoba oil when used in a cream or lotion assists the lymphatic system, helping to detoxify congested skin.The general tonic action seems to stem from the action it has on supporting collagen formation in the skin, which is required for a healthy, young-looking skin.
Who is Fairhaven Health?
Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (Bellingham, WA), Fairhaven Health is a leading provider of natural, doctor-designed products to support fertility, pregnancy, and nursing.
What is the Fairhaven Health mission?
Fairhaven Health's mission is to provide trying to conceive couples with the information and tools they need to successfully conceive and to experience a healthy pregnancy. They offer products to support each stage along the path to parenthood, from preconception to pregnancy to nursing. The preconception products focus on fertility awareness, ovulation prediction, and nutritional supplementation. Once couples receive the good news, Fairhaven Health offer dietary supplements to promote the prenatal health of a developing baby and help ensure pregnancy wellness for the mother - from the first days of pregnancy through the first years of nursing.
How common is infertility?
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive, or become pregnant within 1 full year of actively trying or after two or more miscarriages. Over 90 million couples worldwide are trying to conceive at any given time. Out of these couples, 1 in 6 (17%!) experience infertility troubles.
What are some common causes of infertility in women?
A growing number of women are waiting until their late thirties or early forties before deciding to get pregnant. As you age, fertility gradually decreases, which means that many of these women will have difficulty conceiving. In addition, many women suffer from ovulatory disorders (caused by PCOS or endometriosis), which impacts fertility.
What are some common causes of infertility in men?
Male factor infertility affects one out of every 20 men, and fertility experts point to poor sperm health as the primary cause of male infertility and sub-fertility. There are three key parameters of sperm health: sperm count, sperm morphology, and sperm motility. A problem in any one of these areas can present a challenge for trying to conceive couples. Alarmingly, the average sperm count among adult men has decreased by 50% since 1938, and continues to decline by at least 2% every year. A growing body of scientific research suggests that this rapid decline in sperm health is largely due to free radical damage, resulting from poor diet, exposure to dangerous environmental contaminants, and chronic stress.
What can I do to improve my fertility status?
Most fertility experts agree that a variety of lifestyle and dietary factors impact fertility status in both men and women. Eating a healthy diet (rich in fruits, vegetables, healthy oils, and whole grains), exercising regularly, stopping smoking, and limiting consumption of caffeine and alcohol can improve overall health and fertility status. For many, this is easier said and done, and our diets tend to be less than optimal. As a result, many trying to conceive couples can benefit from nutritional supplementation.
Will I get pregnant if I take FertilAid for Women and/or FertileCM?
Of course, not all women who take FertilAid and/or FertileCM will become pregnant. Taking FertilAid is intended to help restore hormonal balance and provide full prenatal vitamin protection for trying to conceive women. While many women have successfully conceived while taking FertilAid, taking this product is not guaranteed to result in pregnancy. FertileCM is intended to increase the production of fertile-quality cervical mucus. Sufficient fertile-quality cervical mucus is necessary for protecting and transporting sperm in the female reproductive tract. While many women have successfully conceived while taking FertileCM, taking this product is not guaranteed to result in pregnancy.
Will my partner conceive if I take FertilAid for Men?
FertilAid for Men is designed to promote overall reproductive health in men. In a double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial, FertilAid for Men was shown to improve sperm health. While improvements in sperm count and sperm motility are helpful for increasing the chances of conception, such improvements do not guarantee that fertilization will occur.
Why is it important for me to know when I ovulate?
For conception to occur, sperm must be present in the Fallopian tubes at the moment the egg is released from the ovary. Because sperm can only survive for 5-7 days in the female reproductive tract, a woman is really only "fertile" for a short window of time during each month. To maximize the chances of getting pregnant, trying to conceive couples must plan to have intercourse on the several days prior to ovulation (and perhaps on the day of ovulation). Many women have no trouble identifying their fertile window. However, for many other women, ovulation prediction is much more difficult. Fairhaven Health provides the tools and information necessary for you to help determine your most fertile days.
What types of ovulation detection/prediction methods are there?
There are several ways to detect and/or predict ovulation. One method is to take your basal body temperature (also known as your resting temperature) throughout your cycle using a basal thermometer. Charting your basal body temperature can help you detect the shift in temperatures that occurs at the time of ovulation. Directly after ovulation, your basal body temperature will typically increase by 0.5 to 1.5 degrees F.
Another way to pinpoint your fertile window is to monitor the consistency and quantity of cervical mucus. In the days just prior to ovulation, many women see an increase in the production of fertile-quality cervical mucus. The appearance of this egg-white consistency mucus reflects hormonal fluctuations that suggest that ovulation is about to occur.
Saliva-based ovulation microscopes and electronic fertility monitors can also be used to predict ovulation by detecting the hormonal shifts that occur as ovulation approaches.
Will I get pregnant if I have intercourse during my fertile window?
While timing intercourse during your fertile window is necessary for conception, it does not guarantee that you will become pregnant. Even when no fertility problems are present, the average couple between ages 29 and 33 has about a 20 to 25 percent chance of becoming pregnant during any given menstrual cycle.
Having a baby is among the most miraculous moments in life. And when it comes to preconception and pregnancy, Fairhaven Health is with you every step of the way - offering a tradition of unsurpassed product quality, service, and a compassion for each customer's unique journey to parenthood.
In the U.S., there are more than 11 million couples trying to conceive at any given time. Of those couples, many will face fertility obstacles or frustrating delays, and 1 in 5 will encounter some formal difficulty in becoming pregnant. Even young couples in the best of health have only a 15% to 20% chance of conceiving each menstrual cycle. And with couples trying to conceive later in life, the likelihood of fertility issues presenting themselves may increase over time as we age.
The mission at Fairhaven Health is to help those couples who may be struggling with their conception efforts. And for years now, they've been achieving that important goal. From preconception through pregnancy and nursing, Fairhaven Health is there - every step of the way - to provide clinically-proven products designed to safely and naturally promote fertility and pregnancy wellness. As a trusted leader in the field of reproductive health, these fertility solutions are cooperatively developed and formulated by a diverse panel of medical experts - including doctors, ObGyns, nutritionists, and naturopaths. Noted fertility expert, Amos Grunebaum, MD, plays a pivotal role in formulating FertilAid, FertileCM, FertiliTea, and Pregnancy Plus product lines.
Most importantly, Fairhaven Health cares about product efficacy and quality. That's another way of saying they care about customers and their special journeys. Fairhaven Health integrates the best of both worlds, bringing together traditional Western (allopathic) medicine with clinically-supported research in herbal/homeopathic fields. All supplement products are based on clinically-established science and all manufacture is governed by strict GMP standards and third-party quality testing. Significantly, products like FertilAid for Men have undergone their own double-blind placebo-controlled studies - with remarkable, research-advancing results in improving key male fertility parameters like sperm count and motility.
These product lines follow the natural progression from preconception to pregnancy to nursing. The preconception products focus on fertility awareness and ovulation prediction, helping couples learn about their fertility and anticipate when they are most likely to conceive. Nutritional fertility supplements like FertilAid & FertileCM provide balance and support enhanced fertility for both women and men. Once couples receive the good news, products like Pregnancy Plus Prenatal and Pregnancy Plus Omega3 promote the prenatal health of a developing baby and help ensure pregnancy wellness for the mother - from the first days of pregnancy through the first years of nursing.