YOUNGE MUMS/MUMS TO BE-Stretch Marks!?

Yarna - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Im 17 and pregnant with my first baby Cooper. I have a fair few stretch Marks & was wondering if anyone has found anything that helps. Iv tried BIO oil.. but didnt have much luck.. Switch'd to BABY oil & found it helpd more then the Bio-oil..

How did/does all the young mums coap with the yukky marks?

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Sandra - posted on 10/05/2012

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I didnt use anything its a part of being a mother! your always going to have a little stretch mark. but use coco butter or mederma. the stretch marks didnt bother me at all and they still dont. i can look at myself everyday and not even care about them i got the most precious little baby and thats one thing that he gave me also my boyfriend doesnt care about them either

Nikki - posted on 09/07/2009

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I had stretch marks before I got pregnant, but Mary Kay's Night Exfollient Cream a.k.a. the pink stuff is doing pretty good to lighten them. Of course, they're not going to go away especially if they are white. You have a better chance of them going away if they're the purple/pink ones. (at least this was true for my mom)

Yarna - posted on 09/07/2009

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woah thanks guys :) i didnt no that about the coco butter. iv seen it & heard about it, but always overlookd it thinkn it wouldnt work.



I think ill give it a try. =D

im like 31weeks now but.. =/ rekn it'll have the same effect it has for everyone else?

(ofcorse it wont make the ones i have dissapear, but if it could help stop more from coming through that'd be great)

Kristy Lee - posted on 09/07/2009

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i used all hrew my pregnacy and absolutly NO stretch marks. palmers coco butter range they have pregnacy creams. done it morning and night worked sooo good. my belly looks the same as it always did. i still have my belly pierced!! the product inproves the elasticity in the skin helping the skin to stretch no so roughly and u can apply another cream they have for after pregnacy, it helps with tightning the skin back to its normal elastisity.. defently defently try it. i used it when i first found out. i dnt no how far alone u r but hope this works 4 u! xx

Daniella - posted on 09/06/2009

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hey, feel ur pain i had heaps and i found that nothing really worked whilst i was pregnant. just dont let them dry out.use lotions which have vitamin e and drink lots of water. keep this up now and after and they will fade quickly after u give birth.

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a LOT of lotion and time. mine got WAY worse b4 they finally started to get better. Use the lotion after showers it will help. and be careful tanning it wont make them worse but it might make them LOOK worse. some people say it makes theirs less noticable though so just be careful...

Trish - posted on 09/06/2009

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for my first pregnancy and now my second one, i use cocoa butter with vitamin E, colagen and Elastin. I put it on sometime up to six times a day and have not gotten one stretch mark on me anywhere. I am obessed with the stuff and it helps with the dry skin and itchiness as well

Frankie - posted on 09/06/2009

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I Didn't Use Anything When I Was Pregnant & Ended Up With Just The One Stretch Mark That You Can Hardly See. I Were Scared Of Using Stuff Incase It Made My Skin Tighter & Brought On More Lol. Mines Just Above My Belly Button & Isn't Very Big So I Dont Really Notice It. I Just Hate The Feel Of My Belly Now :(

Emma - posted on 09/04/2009

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i also used cocca butter, ive had 2 pregnancies and i didnt have a mark, i used the cocca butter twice a day, im unsure if it is genetic because my mam has got loads of red stretch marks all over her belly from her pregnancies, i think personally it depends on the person to how flexible their skin is without marking, also how much weight the mother-to- be had previous to being pregnant, sometimes how big the baby bump is, dunno some people are luckier than others, but ive heard that bio-oil covers most scarred skin.

Chelle - posted on 09/04/2009

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you cant get rid of them once they are ther, they just fade. its not the top layer of skin that gets the marks anyway its the skin under it so creams,lotions and oils dont do much to stop them they will just make them look less sore....i dont mind my marks because when i look at them i just think "im a mum and thats from my daughter" lol....the only person that has to look at them is you so try not to think of them too badly. x

Hollee - posted on 09/03/2009

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I used cocoa butter lotion as soon as I got out of the shower (if you read the bottles they say that's the best time to apply) and before bed when I was pregnant both times and didn't get any stretch marks on my stomach or anything. The only place a couple showed up were on my breasts after I became engorged but that's almost inevitable. Every woman is different though. As Erin said, it all has to do with genetics and the elasticity of your skin.

Erin - posted on 09/03/2009

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1st off, try Vitamin E oil/lotion combo. Do the lotion in the morning and after showers, and the oil before you go to bed. 2nd, stretch marks are a genetic thing. If your mother has them then so will you (and do you notice that 99% of women have them?). It's all a part of having a baby. I had my first baby at 17 as well, and I used the Vitamin E lotion and oil and barely got any. I did the same thing with my 2nd baby and have still kept them to a minimum, but they're still there all the same. Trust me on this, once that baby comes your stretch marks are going to be the very last thing you will be thinking about.

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