(Closed) Stretch Mark Prevention

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

When I was pregnant, I used Mederma and baby oil. My Fiance can’t even see my stretch marks.

Post # 5
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

So stretch marks are a very genetic thing.  If you’ve already gotten them, then odds are that you’ll get them with pregnancy.  There is little you can do to prevent them, but rubbing lotion on them will help minimize them by helping to break down the tissue to allow for maximal normal skin re-formation.

The research shows that it doesn’t matter what kind of lotion you use.  Rather it’s the act of rubbing it in twice daily that helps.

I used Aquafor throughout my pregnancy twice a day (until I developed an allergy to the lanolin component) and I am stretch mark free.  Both my sisters and my mom have stretch marks, so it could be that I dodged my genetics with this step, but more than likely it’s just that I don’t have the predisposition to them.

I think just doing the lotion twice a day helps people know that they gave it the best shot.

Post # 6
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

From everything I’ve read it’s genetic and there’s not much you can do!  Sad, I know!

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