(Closed) When did your stretch marks show up during pregnancy?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did your stretch marks show up while pregnant?
    I noticed them right away, with-in the first month. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    During the 1st trimester, 1-3 months : (3 votes)
    10 %
    During the 2nd trimester, 3-6 months : (5 votes)
    17 %
    At 7 months along I noticed the stretch marks. : (3 votes)
    10 %
    At 8 months along I noticed the stretch marks. : (2 votes)
    7 %
    At 9 months along I noticed the stretch marks. : (3 votes)
    10 %
    9+ months : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I just like polls. : (12 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Bumping this because I’m curious too.

    Post # 4
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Maybe add a “never got them” category?  I know a few women who never got them.  Or maybe this is just wishful thinking on my part…

    Post # 5
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    When I was pregnant with my son, I made it to month 8 until I noticed stretch marks. They are thin and skin colored and only below my belly button, so not too bad. I used Palmer’s cocoa butter lotion every day but I think some people are just prone to get them regardless. :/

    Post # 6
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I noticed my first stretch mark at 20 weeks under my bellybutton. I watched it grow along with my belly for a couple of weeks then all of a sudden I had heaps of little stretch marks popping up all over my tummy.

    My entire tummy (from about 2 inches under my boobs) is completely covered in stretch marks. I used palmers coca butter everyday religiously and it din’t help at all 🙁

    I’m one of the unlucky ones, I’ve never seen anyone else with a tummy like mine.

    Post # 7
    1477 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    2.5 to 3 months – all over my breasts

    Post # 8
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I got mine at about 5.5 months, but I think it was specifically because I got pelvic symphisis disorder suddenly so my hips widened very very quickly. Mine are very low, they’ll be covered almost entirely by a bikini and they showed up after my foot slipped out of a sandal while walking one day and I felt a pull in the muscles between my inner thigh and my groin area. My stretch marks showed up within a few days of that happening, which makes sense since essentially the ligaments holding everything together down there got stretched out and won’t go back to normal until I’m not pregnant anymore.

    I don’t have any on my belly, even though I popped almost overnight in month 4 and am carrying really forward and high.

    I think if that pelvic stretching hadn’t happened I might not have gotten them – my mom didn’t and it is lagely genetic if you are prone to them or not.

    Post # 9
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i just started noticing mine and im 21 weeks…ontop of my boobs so far and inside of my thighs and might i mention i lost 11lbs since ive been pregnant …


    Post # 10
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    2nd trimester. Boobs first and then they started low on my belly. No amount of lotion or oil or anything helped. I’m a roadmap.

    Post # 11
    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    A week post delivery!!! Running from my belly button to pubic line… it was all down hill from there! 

    Post # 12
    2016 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    interesting post. I have heard many things about stretch marks and that whether you moisturise or not if your skin does not have enough natural elasticity you will get them regardless. I have decided not to moisurise my belly as i have extremely sensitive skin even to all natural or sensitive lotions. If i get them, i get them.

    I have stretchmarks on the inside of my thighs from where i lost a lot of weight as a teenager through illness and had to gain it again quickly so im prety sure i will get them during pregnancy. im not going to fight it.

    Post # 13
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m not PG yet but friends of mine swear by bio oil to prevent stretch marks so I thought I’d throw that out here.

    Post # 14
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    hmmm interesting… this is giving me hope. i havent gotten any new stretch marks yet (i have old ones on my hips from gaining weight)… i am 28 weeks now so hopefully they stay away 🙂

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