(Closed) Can we talk stretch marks?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Unfortunetly it’s genetic, Iam forever great ful that I didn’t get any:)

My SIL swears by Bio oil but she got stretch marks so I think sometimes it’s unavoidable. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think stretch marks are genetic, and there’s nothing you can do to prevent getting them. I use regular lotion on my stomach to keep the skin hydrated, but I never invested in any expensive creams. I’m 36 weeks and stretch mark free! I hope I won’t get them. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m also of the opinion that it’s not worth investing in fancy creams, you’re going to get them either way if it’s in your genetics. I’m 35 weeks and don’t have any stretch marks yet, and have never used any special creams. I’m lucky if I remember to use regular (cheap, store-brand) moisterizer on my belly more than twice a week…it usually only happens after I’ve been swimming and am therefore feeling dry from being in the chlorine!
My Mom has lots of stretch marks but they’re not too bad. My brother has a ton of really bad ones on his back from growth spurts as a teenager. I guess I take after my Dad’s side of the family!

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@MrsMaskatoBe:  I know it sucks. I have them from a baby we ended up miscarrying. There really isn’t anything we can do except wait for them to fade. In the meantime, here is this 🙂

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Palmers cocoa butter all the way! I didn’t really get any stretch marks- yay!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

No kids, but I did gain weight (went from being severely underweight to average in a year), so I now have stretch marks on my inner thighs. I haaaate them, but put bio-oil on them 2x/day and they’re slowly fading.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@MrsPanda99:  I am so sorry for your loss.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m using vaseline and real cocoa butter. Not the lotion, the one that’s thick like butter, it comes in a jar.  My sister did this, she is very petite about 100 lbs and didn’t get any stretch marks.  She applied both obsessively.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

How is it that you never see celebs with stretch marks?  I figure there has to be some secret solution that they aren’t sharing….  Maybe you can’t prevent the marks but there is some sort of laser therapy/plastic surgery solution to get rid of them after the fact?

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Go stretch marks!  🙂  There is really nothing you can do.  I gained only 15 pounds (9 months pregnant) and used what I researched to be the best organic substance to help growing skin (organic essential oil) and I have all kinds of crazy ones.  My mum has lots and lots.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hear vitamin E cream can help a bit.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@MrsSawyer:  sounds like me… well what can you do, hey?

Post # 29
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@MrsMaskatoBe:  Thank you. We are going to try again when I work up the nerve. The stretch marks are my reminder :-

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had my daughter 12 years ago (I was 20) and I got pretty bad stretch marks on my boobs and the front of my hips – only a few on my booty and my stomach (in the last month).  Now, at 32, they have faded considerably and they are a badge of honor.  I still wear a binkini proudly and don’t really care.  But, you can honestly hardly see them.  

Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Commenting to follow. 🙂

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