How and when did you first notice stretch marks?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

If it’s white, it’s probably just an indent from sleeping on a sheet funny or something!

My first one showed up at 32 weeks, and it looked like a light scratch–Then it got bigger and darker!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Mine were very noticeable right away. Mine showed up early when I was still pretty small. Most of them started from old stretch marks that I had during puberty. They were purple/red in color. I hate them 🙁

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@cora_123:  mine were always white, since the beginning. I first noticed one on my thigh around 32 weeks But luckily I didn’t have any prior to pregnancy

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I noticed mine at 4 months.  They appeared on my hoo-ha.  I was pretty shocked.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@cora_123:  They’re even worse now that I’ve had the baby because they look so much closer together now and you can see the indents from them. Hopefully the will fade soon 🙁

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 38 weeks now and just got my first stretch marks a couple weeks ago. I have one on each of my sides and they’re dark. 🙁

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I already had lots from weight gain but they had mostly faded to white. Now I have tons of dark red ones. But if that’s the price I pay for a baby, I’ll take it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cora_123:  My girlfriend got her first ones on her lower abdomen around 33w. I’m 30+5 and only have stretch marks on my boobs. They are bright red/purple lines. So far my belly is in the clear. I totally expect to get some since I too have them on my hips and thighs from puberty. I rub lotion on my belly in the morning or at night or when it itches. I can’t say that its of any help but it gives me a few minutes out of each day to rub the “baby” and connect with her. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didn’t get any, but I used to vainly examine my stomach every single morning to see! Every time there was a scratch or mark I would panic. I was glad when I went into labour at 38w2d because it was a couple less weeks for stretch marks to form. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My first at 36 weeks. I thought i was lucky..until I saw that little bugger!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m prone to them, i already had faded ones on hips and thighs from weight gain/loss but i didn’t get any with my first until a couple of days after she was born! just when i thought i’d gotten away with it!!  i started getting them on my stomach further up than the ones i had with my second around 32 weeks but she was a much bigger baby. 

I can’t say that i’m over-joyed with having them but my girls are more than worth the stretch marks/saggy boobs/eye bags.  Mostly i just feel lucky that my body is healthy and works as it should, sometimes i have a moment of jealousy when i see a mum who still has a ‘perfect’ body but hey! maybe she’s looking at me and envying my happy marriage/small feet/pretty nails!  🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine showed up about 32-33 weeks. My sister didnt get hers until after delivery… I havent noticed anymore since they initially all sprouted. I am hoping that they go away or atleast get lighter after baby. They are mostly pretty low but I did have some at the top of my belly button where my naval piercing was. Ouch!

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