Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

likelihood of more stretchmarks with second pregnancy?

(12 Posts)
justonesherryformedicinalpurpo Tue 29-Dec-15 15:50:50

Hi all,

so I'm 2m pregnant and LO is 11m.

I gained a few stretchmarks during my first and they are white now. Just wondering if it's likely I'll get more as my skin has already stretched. Any experiences?

thanks!

Everythinggettingbigger Tue 29-Dec-15 18:20:17

5 years in between my 1st pregnancy and this one.....currently 5 months and getting a very defined bump....quite intrigued by this myself and would like to hear people's experiences

MusicalFanjo Tue 29-Dec-15 18:23:31

Stretch marks are mostly down to genetics. If your skin is prone to them you're likely to get a few more this time.

There's 20 months between my kids, I got very few with DS1, mostly around my belly piercing and I probably only got about 3 more with DS2.

MadauntofA Tue 29-Dec-15 18:24:29

Yes definitely - I got to 40wks with my 1st, not a single make then she decided to stay put so a few marks appeared. I was roughly the same size with my 2nd and loads of marks appeared much earlier, all quite faint now thoughgrin

zippyswife Tue 29-Dec-15 18:50:37

Not sure this is what you want to hear... I "snapped back" after ds1 with not a sign of a pregnancy. 2 years later and while I don't have stretch marks my skin is like a sad deflated balloon after ds2. Even though I only put on half the weight I had while pg with ds1. I'm due dc3 beginning of Feb and I'm not optimistic!!! I'm scared at how my stomach will look but hopeful that I can get the rest of me back. I agree with it bring down to genes. My mum was unscathed after having me got all her stretch marks/loose skin after having my younger brother. Good luck all. .... And don't even ask me about the state of my boobs!!!!!shock

Daysleeper1985 Tue 29-Dec-15 18:51:01

I'm 36 + 2 with second. I got a fair few first time round, so far I've had no new ones, but some of the larger ones from before are beginning to 'pink up' a bit. I was expecting a lot worse!!!

Paperblank Tue 29-Dec-15 19:27:23

30 weeks here with baby no 1. Not a stretch mark to be seen yet, well not a new one at any rate smile. I was covered in old stretch marks before pregnancy so I'm not holding my breath that I'll escape a new crop completely.

I was very very big before so my skin was stretched far more than it is now but I am still expecting them any day.

Dogsmom Tue 29-Dec-15 19:40:51

I've had two girls and no stretchmarks at all despite gaining 4 stone and not using any lotions, my Mom didn't get any either so I do agree with the genetics theory.

MistleToastyFingers Fri 01-Jan-16 14:45:09

I didn't get any with dd, who arrived at 41 weeks, 39+1 with dc2 now and have a few on my hips but nothing on my stomach as of yet.

I do moisturise fairly regularly, I can't imagine it's much help, but it certainly won't hurt.

NotSpeaking Fri 01-Jan-16 16:04:44

3rd pregnancy and no stretch marks

LoadsaBlusher Fri 01-Jan-16 16:54:02

Two pregnancies and zero stretch marks .
I think it must be genetic , or good luck .
I didn't put any weight on except the actual weight of baby plus fluid though so not sure if this helps too .

Zeitgei5t Fri 01-Jan-16 17:09:28

Got a couple below my bellybutton around 39/40 weeks with dd1, currently at 39 weeks with second and have a gazilion of them this time round! I think my bump is now mostly stretch marks!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now