(Closed) When to start stretch mark cream regimen?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you start a stretch mark cream regimen?
    Right after I found out I was pregnant : (8 votes)
    35 %
    Sometime during the first trimester but before I starting "growing" : (7 votes)
    30 %
    After I noticed visible growth : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Not until later (2nd/3rd Trimesters) : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Didn't use any : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other (explain below) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    So, unfortunately, stretch marks are genetic and it won’t matter how much cream or oil you slather on. Of course, that absolutely did not stop me from moisturizing every day. I started as soon as I found out i was pregnant. I just use the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter.

    Post # 4
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Like @2PeasinaPod:  in a pod mentioned, stretch marks are genetic & can not be prevented by creams. With that being said, I still put something on my belly each morning & night after showering. Usually, it’s Palmer’s cocoa butter, but I have also used Jergen’s lotion. lol!

    Post # 5
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    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @2PeasinaPod:  & @MARIE901:  are right, you can’t prevent those stretch marks with creams. But when my stomach started to grow & stretch my skin got very itchy! So I’ve been using thick, buttery lotions after showers to keep the skin hydrated and non-itchy. I didn’t buy any special pregnancy lotion, I just used stuff I already had (from Bath & Body Works).

    Post # 6
    Member
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @mowi322:  Yes! Holy itchy, Batman!

    The lotions definitely helped with the itching! 

    Post # 7
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m 35 weeks. I only started noticing stretch marks about a week or two ago. I knew that they were coming because my mom has them. Palmer’s cocoa butter is working really well, probably better than the Mother’s oil I received in my second trimester. I’m using the Palmer’s concentrated belly cream and Aveeno night cream all over.

    Post # 8
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    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Totally agree with the other girls, stretch marks are genetic.  No amount of cream will prevent them. But I also lathered it on everyday ha ha.  I too used the Palmers cocoa butter with no scent for pregancy that has the image of the pregnant belly on it.  Just start using it now as your regular lotion. 

    I was so excited I thought I didn’t have any stretch marks but that was because I couldn’t see them.  I had three small lines under my big pregnant belly that I didn’t see till after baby was born.  Ohh well they are hardly visible.

    Post # 9
    Member
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I agree with the others about genetics but the lotions really help with itchy skin! (What they don’t tell you is that they continue to itch after delivery! Gah!)

    Post # 11
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    89 posts
    Worker bee

    I just saw this thread. I’m not pregnant, but I have stretch marks. My mom doesn’t have them and I was frustrated when I noticed I got them after my big teenage growth spurt. Ugh!

    Post # 12
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    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Definitely agree with PPs, they’re genetic (although my mom’s first pregnancy was a twin pregnancy, so I think she would have gotten them regardless, and her mom “doesn’t talk about such things!” so I have no idea if I’ll get them–37 weeks and haven’t yet) but lotion helps SO MUCH with the itchiness! I also think drinking a ton of water helps keeps skin hydrated and elastic, which has to help, right? Or at least can’t hurt. Plus you should anyway. 

    Post # 13
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    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I started sometime in the late second early third trimester.

    I didnt get any !! Thanks genes!

    Post # 14
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    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I have started already at 16 weeks. I have been slathering myself with oil before I get out of the shower and have been putting lotion on. It really helps with the itchiness!!! Water is said to help prevent stretch marks also, but I have been mainly drinking alot of that because I am so thirsty.

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