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(măs′sĭv) [Fr. massif]
Bulky; consisting of a large mass; huge.

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Q. How to prevent Stretch Marks? I am pregnant and am starting to get Stretch Marks. How can I stop them?

A. Stretch Marks are hereditary and some women get it while others don't. There are special creams out there in order to prevent stretch marks, however I recommend you take a good moisturizing cream and rub it on your stomach and anywhere else that you need to, every night after the bath.

Q. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them? I have given birth to a baby boy recently….it is joyous time on Christmas Eve. This is my second baby. During my previous delivery I didn’t get any stretch mark but now. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them?

A. not all women get stretchmarks during pregnancy. some women get them without being pregnant.

Q. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used? I am in my 8 th month. Everything is going good. Just a worry came when I saw one woman having stretch marks. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?

A. Hi , this is my 2nd baby. During the last pregnancy I had stretch marks. I have seen some ladies, who do not have at all. I met one woman with 4 children she did not have any. One of my friend; had in the very first pregnancy. There are creams available for use by pregnant woman before and after pregnancy to avoid stretch marks altogether.

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The only exception to the general rule of small-scale mediocrity is the restored smooth lightness of Bruno Paul's 1928 Mendelsohn-like Dischhaus that contrasts with the museum's blocky massiveness.
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In this way the recognition of the massiveness of contemporary environmental concerns calls forth attention to the categories of the "planet," the "human species," and, thus, the common good of humanity and all life-forms that share the sustaining power of the Earth.
In these magisterial weavings of light, movement, and shadow, the presence of mankind can be detected, shored up by the uncompromising massiveness of our architecture.
A panoramic view of the hall from behind the orchestra follows Abbado's entrance, an angle that comes back many times to highlight the massiveness of this work, both in its aural and visual manifestations.
Of the Blue Whale part the ocean that bears its massiveness.
The presence of these huge ships, expressing the massiveness of the real, will act as the allegorical embodiment of fate and the contingencies of life dwarfing the individual's will, in a world in which people are not fully in control of what happens to them.
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She proposes that the actual occasions constitutive of a society have a greater intensity of feeling toward one another than toward actual occasions belonging to other societies: "The individual entities of a society would not have the intensities they do without the massiveness of emphasis provided by the collective of entities in genetic relationship.