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Painful stretch marks, anything I can do?

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I was enormous with DS so assumed I wouldn't get any new stretch marks this time but apparently this baby is a different shape or lying differently or something as I am getting new stretch marks a few inches above my tummy button.

Last time they were all low down, angry and Red but didn't hurt at all... This time I can see and actually feel them appearing.. It feels like someone is Chinese-burning my tummy!

I've tried using cocoa butter, I don't think it will prevent them but thought it might help the whole thing a bit less painful but I'm still in agony!

I can't even bend down without feeling like the baby is going to rip through my skin like a scene from alien! My active labour plan is going out of the window if this doesn't let up.. Has anyone any tips or experienced the same thing?!

Rockchick1984 Sun 30-Sep-12 23:04:07

Keep your cocoa butter in the fridge - so soothing when I experienced it (although not to the same degree as you seem to be - yikes!) smile

FreelanceMama Sun 30-Sep-12 23:12:16

I had this. Horrid. It felt like I'd burnt my skin. Mine didn't hurt until after the birth (c-section).

Hope you feel better soon. Try Calamine Lotion (good idea about keeping it in the fridge). And HUGE pants so there's no elastic rubbing on them.

FluffyJawsOfDoom Mon 01-Oct-12 07:35:44

I have this too, in the exact place you describe. Yes to keeping them moisturised and making sure nothing's rubbing on them - my overbump jeans are fab for stopping tshirts and looser clothing rubbing.

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