Uses Helps soothe and condition stretched, dry skin during pregnancy. Directions During pregnancy: Make yourself comfortable. Gently rub or pat Mothers Friend on abdomen, back and legs to help relieve tight dry skin. A soothing massage with Mothers Friend can also ease the cramping pains in the back and legs which often occur at this time. After pregnancy: Mothers Friend makes an excellent skin conditioner anytime. Use it often to help keep skin beautifully soft and supple. Even works on rough heels, knees and elbows.