(Closed) When did you get stretch marks?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Towards the last month when he settled into one side of my stomach. My skin just couldn’t handle that 9 lb baby all on one side!

Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think genetics does play a bit part, atleast I’m hoping so.. my mom has no stretch marks on her belly at all, so hopefully I dont get any when I get to that stage

Post # 18
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Helper bee

I didn’t get any until I was overdue, and I’d be willing to bet not until the day Kayla was born.  They are fading…it’s not the end of the world.  It’s like a battle wound, like, “Hey, I pushed this adorable baby out who is the light of my life…I’ll deal with a couple scars.” 🙂

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

wow, I can’t believe how late everyone on here has gotten stretch marks… I got mine around 25 weeks 🙁 but I knew I was doomed. EVERY woman in my family has stretch marks and they aren’t just a few here and there, they are the worst you could probably get! I told my husband that when we are done having kids and my stomach looks even more nasty..we are saving money to get that fixed. He thinks its ridiculous but sometime in my life I’d like to feel sexy again.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

I picked mine up at 38 weeks, and I was PISSED! They’re not horrible, but they’re in such random places. Most are on the underside of the baby belly, but I have a few where thigh meets pelvis and the sides of my hips. Odd. I still plan to bikini out, no matter what they look like later. If some asshole dude decides to comment on them, I will just throw sand in his eyes!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@sand dollar: Yeah, I wear a bikini and I don’t care what anyone thinks about me showing off my stretch marks! If they don’t like it, they don’t have to look!

Post # 22
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I didn’t get any, but the flip side is that I also didn’t get my abs back so no bikini for me despite my flawless belly skin.  That flawless skin is overlying a flawed and flabby belly (though I’m at or below pre pregnancy weight)… but my daughter was worth it!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I didn’t get any…but like pp said…I never got my abs back either and Im at or below my pre-pregnancy weight.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I never got any…I put the Palmer’s Tummy Butter on every night when I hit about 30 weeks!! It worked wonders!! 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t get any until after my baby was born! My belly was perfectly clear and looked great, but after he was born and my stomach started to shrink back I got a few around my belly button. I also have some on the top of my breasts but they aren’t that noticeable.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee

40 weeks and 2 days — which would be two days after I boasted to my husband that he was so lucky to have a wife who didn’t get stretch marks and two days before the birth of LO Smile

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

Around 30wks. I thought I had escaped also! No biggie for me, I never wore 2 pieces, I just don’t want them on my breasts! LOL

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got exactly one. It was because of my navel piercing and I didn’t even realize it was there until after I gave birth because my bellybutton was popped since about 30 weeks.

I think it’s genetics mostly.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have had them since highschool when I went through my last growth spurt and with every pound I’ve ever gained on my plus side body, on my breasts, belly and hips. (They’ve faded, but are still there) So, I KNOW I won’t escape more when I get to the last month. (13 weeks today)

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got them at around 20 weeks and they seemed to just appear overnight.  It started with just a few under my belly button on my lower stomach and now it seems like there are about 50 of them under my belly button.  I am carrying low so I think that might be why they are all down low and my stomach did grown fast at that time but I also got them on my thighs and breasts.  My mom never got them and I thought I would be lucky but I guess not.  I remember I actually stayed in bed and cried for a whole day as soon as I noticed them.  I really hope they fade A LOT after I give birth.  I even used lotion daily and everything, I guess there’s really no way of preventing them. 

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