(Closed) When did your stretch marks appear?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did your stretch marks appear?

    20w - 24w

    25w - 29w

    30w - 34w

    35w - 39w

    40+w

    None yet...

    Never! I escaped unscathed!

    Less than 20w

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I got ’em at around the start of the 3rd trimester (from memory).

    I started out with just one, then four of its friends turned up, then I had about fourteen and now I’m covered in them (stretchmark party at my bump!)

    FWIW I’m now overdue and have gained less than twenty pounds and lotioned it up everyday and still got them.

    And to scare you all, here’s a side view of my bump at forty weeks!

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    booo…no option for before 20w?!! I started getting them at 13 weeks. I was still down 2-3 pounds and my belly just decided to start popping out! I haven’t had many more appear since then (i’m 20w this Friday), but I can tell every time the baby grows, because I start itching, I pop a little more, and then a new one or two will appear—despite using all the lotions and oil potions out there.

    Even now I’ve only gained 4-5 pounds. It’s genetics and my body type. I was upset that I had them (especially so early), but then I saw this photo and poem (link below) and now I’m completely okay with them. I even want to get a photo taken like this one later on in the pregnancy and get it printed. It think it’s important to remember how amazing this process is!

    October 2012

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Mine appeared waaay before I was pregnant.  Up to now I haven’t any new ones and am 20 weeks gone.

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @jesstagirl:  That just made me cry and I am pret-ty far from anythiny baby related

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I looked completely torn up by 20 weeks. Twins. I remember showing my Grandma and she was like Good God! LOL Thanks Grandma!

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @Cariad:  We’re in the same boat!  

    I have stretch marks from like….12 years ago.  I somehow got them from an appendectomy I had in college, lol.

    I’m 22 weeks pregnant now and have no new ones, YET!  I know they’re coming though.

    Post # 23
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m 27 weeks and I haven’t had any show up yet – Fingers crossed they stay away!

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m not even pregnant and I have them on my breasts, around my hips, inner thighs, etc. My skin has zero elasticity- my mother had 4 kids and has like 2 stretch marks. I know I’ll be covered when I have kids one day. Oh well!

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I made it 41 weeks with not a mark, yay!  I also didn’t gain a lot of weight (20-25 lbs) so that probably was a big reason why.  I drank a ton of water too.  The baby was a good size too, 7lb 6 oz.  I tried coco butter at around 30 wks and broke out in a horrible rash.

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I actually had a stretch mark appear on my lower belly at around 15-16 weeks if I’m recalling it correctly so I voted 20-24 weeks on the poll. It’s only one and isn’t really bad as of yet. We’ll see if any more appear between now and the end of the pregnancy! Either way, I’m trying not to worry too much since (from what I’ve been told) if they are going to happen, they will just happen.

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