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catgirl1976 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:05:37

that I have spent a lot of time and money slathering my stomach, sides, bum and thighs with oils and all sorts of things to avoid stretch marks only to have them appear on my breasts!? No one told me about that. I feel the stretch marks have somehow done this on purpose and have been laughing at my oily tummy the whole time

GypsyMoth Fri 24-Jun-11 21:08:55

i have never used anything anywhere,and after 5 dc i still have zero stretchmarks anywhere....think its pot luck!!

Jonnyfan Fri 24-Jun-11 21:10:37

Bet that helps loads, Tiffany....

GypsyMoth Fri 24-Jun-11 21:13:16

or it could be good old genetics!!grin

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:13:18

I got them on my hips and top of my bottom but not my tummy. I think it is something you are either predisposed to or not and the creams don't make a huge amount of difference.

catgirl1976 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:13:20

oooh am jealous sad maybe i still would have got them even if i had have oiled 'em up but still feel miffed.

faintpositive Fri 24-Jun-11 21:14:02


GypsyMoth Fri 24-Jun-11 21:14:29

what do you mean jonnyfan?

VanillaRooibos Fri 24-Jun-11 21:15:22


I am jealous. I went through whole pregnancy with DS1 with no stretch marks on stomach. Then DS wouldn't come out and was 16 days late. In those 16 days I got stretch marks on my belly! And then on boobs! DS was 4.5kg! Bikini days are over (sigh)

catgirl1976 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:15:29

my mum didnt get any so between that and my strict regieme with the lotions and potions i was feeling pretty smug. Until I got i just feel somehow cheated sad

GypsyMoth Fri 24-Jun-11 21:16:43

i'm 5ft 11 so there was room to stretch i guess,tho dc number 5 was 10lb 3!

catgirl1976 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:19:01

i wouldnt mind but my breasts didnt even get that much bloody bigger. Arse went huge, belly went huge obvioulsy - and NOT A MARK. Breasts - up a cup size max and look like tube map. Where is justice??

VanillaRooibos Fri 24-Jun-11 21:22:05

I know, i tell you my stomach and boobs are ruined, ruined I tell you by having children! I used to have pert boobs, now they are saggy and stretch marked, (sorry TMI), ditto stomach. Sorry for your stretchmarks catgirl bummer. I really think it's random luck. Tiffany how could you have 10lb 3 baby and no stretchmarks, you must have the stretchiest skin. DS was 10lb 2!

catgirl1976 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:23:25

i may not like the answer to this but tell me they go? or are they here for good now? sad are my topless days behind me?

catgirl1976 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:23:50

oh and i mean on the beach - not in the daily star!

GypsyMoth Fri 24-Jun-11 21:24:40

i dont know. just havent. bump wasnt overly huge,just a big baby! easiest birth of them all tho.

VanillaRooibos Fri 24-Jun-11 21:24:47 stretchmarks haven't gone. I may be wrong, maybe there are others out there who have managed to get rid of them (feels hopeful)

MummyTigger Fri 24-Jun-11 21:24:57

I've been riddled with the bloody things since week 16 (god knows why!), even though I've been a user of Bio-Oil for at least 4 months prior to me getting pregnant. Sides, inner thighs and belly are absolutely grotesque, and my partner is blatantly lying to me when he comes up behind me, hugs me close and tells me he's never found me sexier hmm.

I feel like a purple zebra. angry

Somehow though, my boobs have got NONE, even though I've gone up almost 2 cup sizes! Strange things.

VanillaRooibos Fri 24-Jun-11 21:26:36

Just boobs have got bigger since preganancy and breastfeeding really saggy but do they ever shrink or will they just stay bigger

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:27:22

I don't know about wether the stretch marks will fade, but my boobs were pretty much ok after my first pregnancy and I breast fed. The skin is definitely thinner but I don't feel overly self conscious. Don't stress too much! When I was pregnant I was convinced I was going to be a giant blob with sticky out tummy forever, but actually it was no where near as bad as I thought. You will be fine.

catgirl1976 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:27:30

seems v only 20 weeks so doubt they will be covering me from head to toe in no time. Maybe we can somehow make purple zebras the new look?

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 24-Jun-11 21:27:49

Bollocks do they fade. DD2 is nearly 11 and my stomach still looks as if it had been ravaged by a tiger. They are at least a centimetre wide and go from just under my boobs to beneath my pubes. I have put people off having kids by showing them my stretchmarks. when I have been very drunk

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 24-Jun-11 21:28:36

And they are red, red, I tell ya. Fade to silver, my (stretchmark free) arse.

PelvicFloor0fSteel Fri 24-Jun-11 21:28:37

I also took good care of my stomach and ended up with stretch marks on my breasts, to add insult to injury I also got them behind my knees confused. I didn't gain any weight worth mentioning on my legs, so why???

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:29:10

my boobs shrank but I was quite happy about this as they were a bit to big before I was pregnant anyway.

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