Confidence and stretch marks issue!

Emily - posted on 12/22/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am 26 weeks pregnant and I just noticed white stretch marks on my hips, Which I was told for years were not noticeable unless you took the time to really look, Till a ex said they are very noticeable!
Anything I can use to get rid of these!?
I am allergic to lemon, eggs and all nuts, no coconut oil ideas please.
Plus I am finding myself crying at night feeling ugly facial and body wise because of the marks i just explained and fear of the weight after i give birth, i was flat nice figure before this i am scared i will have to work at it it makes me embarrassed that i will have to and be known as having weight on to my partner!
Anyone experience thsi?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/23/2014

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Full agreement with the other ladies here. Beauty isn't skin deep, it's what you are on the inside. You may benefit from some counseling to help you see that you will only be more beautiful as a mom because you DID go through the 'trenches' of pregnancy & childbirth. BE PROUD of that!

Mommabird - posted on 12/23/2014

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There is a cream that fades stretch marks but honetly its expensive, to me. Noone really sees them but my husband and he calls them my 'battle scars'. Sounds weird but he's a military veteran and thats what he calls them. He says it just shows proof of how tough I was to go through pregnancy and delivery.

Gena - posted on 12/23/2014

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I have lots of strechmarks and i don't care at all. They remind me of the beautiful nine months my child was growing in there. My husband has never ever said it doesn't look nice,he loves me for who i am,not for what i look like,or don't look like. My strechmarks were red during the pregnancy and with time they faded. You shouldn't be so sad about strechmarks. And i LOVE what Michelle said about the tigerstripes!

Michelle - posted on 12/22/2014

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Just telling it like it is. If someone will only love you if you change then get rid of them. Your true love will love you for who you are, not the way your body has changed because you produced another life.
My husband has seen me at all sorts of weights but he always says I'm sexy and he loves more every year. I have had 3 children and he loves my "tiger stripes". That's what they are because if anyone messes with my children they will see what this tiger can do.

Michelle - posted on 12/22/2014

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Most women get stretch marks during their life and especially having children. It seems you have very low self esteem so maybe some counselling would help for you to realize that beauty isn't what's on the outside, it's what's on the inside. You are putting far too much emphasis on your looks and TBH, who cares about some stretch marks? If your partner mentions them then he should see how his body would cope growing another human inside and giving birth.
Why are you even listening to an ex? Stretch marks are actually tears on the skin layers and there's not "magic" cream that will get rid of them. There are some things that will reduce them from red to a silver but that will happen over time anyway.
So my advice is to stop listening to the idiots who think they are perfect and embrace you for being you! You only have one chance at life so why waste it trying to be "perfect" for someone else?

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