Whats the best way to prevent stretch marks? I have bio oil and it helps fade current ones but i'm starting to get them on my sides.

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Maegan - posted on 03/16/2009

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I used Palmer's Cocoa Butter Oil and I recieved no stretch marks! I'm a small woman, only 61 inches tall. When I was pregnant I measured 52 inches around! I was almost as big around as I was tall! I rubbed the oil on my belly every night after my shower.

Chasa - posted on 03/12/2009

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stretch marks are usually genetic....but i used vitamin E and cocbutter throught my pregnancy and i gained over 55 lbs and my stomach was huge and i didnt get one stretch mark! my baby was almost a 10 pounder!  so i dont know if it actually worked or its just i dont get them...and i did here bio oil is amazing..there are also products you can get at maternity stores...and i heard dont itch your bely?? maybe an old wives tail but who knows:)

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I heard it was heredity too, my mum only got a few and so far I've been lucky up unitl 37 weeks.



I have been using Bio Oil and stopped using it for a few weeks when i ran out and got attacked by stretch marks on my bum! I've since covered myself in Bio Oil everyday and so far so good. Make sure you don't forget your hips and bum because they are secretly growing too so i just found out!! I know a lot of people that recommend Bio Oil... Good Luck

Amie - posted on 03/11/2009

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I dunno if it actually helps prevent them or not but I've been using Curel Life's Stages pregnancy & motherhood lotion this go around. It could be to the fact that I've already had 3 kids too and my skin has been stretched before but it could be the lotion. I know this is the only one where I haven't had any new stretch marks and I'm due in 2 1/2 weeks. =)

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Heather - posted on 03/15/2009

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ask your mom if she got them? my mom never got them and i had three kids, never getting them. with 2 pregnancies i started at 140 lbs and went right over 200 lbs. i was big as a house. and still no stretchmarks.

Brittney - posted on 03/12/2009

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the shea butter works good....i used it everyday since the day i started showing, gained 50lbs during my pregnancy and went full term!

Crystal - posted on 03/12/2009

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well i used cocoa butter the whole time i was pregnant and i still got sooo many stretch marks! i had lots of them before i was pregnant but man oh man did i have them bad whe ni got preggo....and i only gained eight pounds with my pregnancy too so i think it depends on your body type

Kate - posted on 03/12/2009

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i think the best way is cocco butter rub it on morning and night it worked for me

as i havent got any

Chasa - posted on 03/12/2009

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stretch marks are usually genetic....but i used vitamin E and cocbutter throught my pregnancy and i gained over 55 lbs and my stomach was huge and i didnt get one stretch mark! my baby was almost a 10 pounder!  so i dont know if it actually worked or its just i dont get them...and i did here bio oil is amazing..there are also products you can get at maternity stores...and i heard dont itch your bely?? maybe an old wives tail but who knows:)

Rebecca - posted on 03/12/2009

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I know the strech mark not good looking kind of thing on ur/our body for females but eventlly we get them no matter what for full-term preggy. But i use cocoa butter lotion when i was in preggy & lil afterwards too. But just think of it has a special mark as u give gifts from god of ur kids. :o)

Loris - posted on 03/12/2009

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Hello, I used Bio Oil before going to bed and Nivea (the first one, blue packet, the one that is really thick)after shower, I didnt get even one....after you deliver you must keep using them otherwise you'll get.

L.Maria - posted on 03/11/2009

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i loved bio oil the inly problem was that the bottle was too small.... butt i only i pay 10.00 a bottle at shoppers drugmart you need to bio oil everywhere you streach expeciallly after bathing or showering

Brittney - posted on 03/11/2009

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I used a lotion from Bath & Body Works called Lay it on Thick...its a thick shea butter lotion.  I used it every night and put it on really thick and didn't get any stretch marks.

Heather - posted on 03/11/2009

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There is no way to prevent them sorry. No matter what you read, stretch marks are more heredity than anything. You either get them or you dont. If your mom got them you probably will too.

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