You should be able to minimize them a bit, by drinking lots of water and fluids to stay hydrated so your skin has the natural elasticity to stretch, take warm showers or baths rather than hot
, cause hot
water dries out your skin. I just found this out today, and I love hot
showers. Use cocoa butter and lotions with aloe in them. That will help with the itch of stretching skin. Good luck to you. Oh, the stuff I read also said to watch your weight gain.