Painful Stretch Marks :(

Mazy - posted on 05/25/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




I got some (deeper) stretch marks from caring my son. I already had some faint ones on my butt & upper thigh from lots of lifting & working out in high school & college. I gained all my baby weight right near the end of the pregnancy, so my stretch marks got a bit deeper. I also developed a few newer ones on the insides of my legs/groin area. They aren't too bad & hardly noticable, but I am pregnant with my second (only 12 weeks right now) and they hurt! I can't say they are itchy or anything like that...just painful like they are being stretched or pulled. I still run, have only gained 3 lbs, and put the cocoa butter (Palmer's brand) on them religiously, but still...I am afraid they are going to get REALLY bad further along in my pregnancy. Are there any suggestions on how to handle this?



Kristin - posted on 05/26/2010




In addition to what the other ladies have suggested, eat lots of the really vibrant veggies and fruits and don't forget to drink loads of water. It may or may not help, but vitamin C could help too.

Mazy - posted on 05/26/2010




Thanks, I will check out the BIO-OIL this weekend! I never imagined them to hurt, but it does make sense...some of my other scars still hurt if rubbed wrong or bumped...Thanks for hte info ladies!

Carolee - posted on 05/25/2010




I had the same thing, and that feeling went away for me. I'm 31 weeks now, and they haven't bothered me for a while... although I cannot remember when that feeling stopped. I think it's like any other scars. Once they heal, it hurts when they begin to be stretched out again. Good luck, and I hope the hurt stops like mine did.

Sarah - posted on 05/25/2010




There is a product called BIO-OIL you can buy which is wonderfull for reducing and preventing stretchmarks. With my first pregnancy i used the Palmer's cocoa butter and it was useless but when i switched to BIO-OIL i noticed an improvement. I'm about to go buy more because i've started stretching again in this pregnancy. Hope this helps you :)

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