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Bio Oil during pregnancy?

(33 Posts)
MortifiedAdams Sun 30-Jun-13 23:32:47

I didnt use any lotions and potions to conquer stretchmarks when having dd as I was convinced "its a myth if Im gonna get them Im gonna get them". And I got them.

So, now pg with number two I am mad keen not to fet any more or see these ones get any worse. Will lashings of Bio Oil help or is it a no go when pg?

StitchAteMySleep Tue 02-Jul-13 11:04:34

I used it at first with my first pregnancy, but it brought me out in a rash. I switched to Derma Mum cream, which was great.

jemstipp Tue 02-Jul-13 11:08:53

I used Palmers Cocoa Butter for Pregnancy morning and evening and drank at least 2 litres of water a day with both my girls. The second lady was 10lbs14oz and I am only 5'3" and I never got them thankfully but if I had it wouldn't have been the end of the world.

JoJoManon Tue 02-Jul-13 11:28:54

Could I not just use Johnsons baby Oil? Would that give the same result?
I'm currently using a oil based product by This Works which was £38, ideally I'd like something cheaper. Any advice would be gratefully received as I'm 18 weeks, with no stretchmarks yet but based on comments above, I'm resisting the temptation to be smug given it seems to happen at any time!

Jorior Tue 02-Jul-13 12:59:04

I'm now 23 weeks in pregnancy number 3 and I haven't had a single stretch march. Good going considering I balloon like Veruca Salt when pregnant! Fingers crossed I get through this one too! I use Clarins Tonic Oil every 2-3 days and even though it's expensive (approx £100 per pregancy), it's money well spent when you consider it's likely to keep you stretch mark free.

twinklyfingers Tue 02-Jul-13 17:09:26

I used bio oil twice a day all the way through my first pregnancy and didn't get any stretch marks. And I was massive too! I have also wondered if its because I took cod liver oil capsules, who knows. My guess is it's genetic.

I'm not taking any chances though and I've started again for this pregnancy!

soupmaker Tue 02-Jul-13 18:28:33

I used mamma mio oil first time round. No stretch marks. Am 36 weeks with DC2 and have been using bio oil when I remember. I've got a few stretch marks at the bottom of my bump. I suspect this has nothing to do with not bothering with oil this time round as DD was on a wee one whereas this one is bloody massive.

My bikini wearing days are over so I'm not bothered really.

plummyjam Tue 02-Jul-13 21:12:41

Didn't use it and went 41 weeks with a 9lb baby and only got only a couple if tiny stretch marks - belly button popped out at 18 weeks though!

Milk came in and got loads under my boobs though. The pleasure from itching them was second to none!

plummyjam Tue 02-Jul-13 21:14:54

I think it can be genetic but anecdotally older mums tend to get fewer stretch marks (by older I'm thinking over 30).

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