I have been using this mothers balm twice daily since I first found out I was pregnant and have been thrilled with it all the way through. I am now 32 weeks pregnant (expecting twins!) and so far have not got any stretch marks - which apparently is quite unusual for twin pregnancies. I firmly believe this cream is responsible for this - it is incredibly soothing and helps prevent tightening and itching of the skin. I will continue with the balm right through until the birth and afterwards but cannot rate it highly enough to other customers.