Stretch Marks

Robynne - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




Hi everyone,

I am a first time Mummy-to-be, due December 12, and very excited!

I was just wondering when you more experienced Mums started to get stretch marks and if there was anything that you found helped their appearance or helped to prevent them?


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Jaime - posted on 09/19/2009




i used bio oil you can either put it on ur skin or put a few drops in the bath

Nicole - posted on 09/19/2009




I started getting my stretch marks on my belly at 8 weeks but didnt even show until I was 5 months. I was so confused on how that was possible. my doc said just because they are called "stretch marks" doesnt mean stretching skin is the only way you get them. I guess hromones play a big part. My daughter weighed 7.02 lbs so size isnt the issue either. I tried using palmers and everything else. The only thing that helped somewhat is this body butter made by the body shop. I used the brazil nut butter but they have a coco one and an olive one as well as tons of fruity and floral ones. It does cost a bit more than other products but in the end you use less because your not reapplying. I wish I would have used it sooner. I think it may have helped a but more.

Tammy - posted on 09/19/2009




I used the Palmers Massage Lotion for Pregnancy from 3 months of pregnancy everyday but still got stretch marks, so I figure if you're gunna get them, you're gunna get them! I had a 6 pound 13 ounce baby, so size doesn't really matter!

Miranda - posted on 09/18/2009




Like Taryn, I did all of those. I had the perfect-sized 7 pound baby girl. I didn't get any stretch marks on my belly or hips, just on my inner thighs&breasts. I really don't think anything stops them from coming, but maybe helps them from being so bad. I've been using bio oil since I had my daughter May 15th, 2008 and I still have stretch marks. They're light, but still there. Sorry, I wish I had a more uplifting response but my man just calls them beauty scars because without them, we wouldn't have our daughter!

Congrats and good luck!!

Taryn - posted on 09/18/2009




iv just had my first baby, a boy at 9 lbs i used palmers cocoa butter and bio oil and still got stretch marks!!  but im continueing to use them an the stretch marks are fading. i thnk if ur gana get them ur ganna get them. but dont worry they will fade


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