Thanks guys. It's definitely just regular old stretch marks, my midwife had a look at them yesterday and said they can be uncomfortable but that there wasn't much she knew of to relieve it...she said hers felt exactly the same when she was pregnant.
I was just hoping someone had any ideas. clutches icepack to foofal region
MINE ARE PAINFUL!!! So glad I am not alone. see if you have PEP, Im sure thats what I have. also before that when I did too much or strained or twisted my stretch marks hurt. I too cant stand my knickers resting on them.
I didn't find most of.my stretch marks hurt but when I started getting them on the underside of bump and on box area they frigging killed. I felt them happen...I even posted a thread on here about it. Haha was walking through a shop and felt 3 electric shock type pains and when I got home there were 3 brand new stretch marks down there. Aloe vera helped mine
Yes to the painful stretch marks! V nippy like having burnt yourself. Can also feel them 'stretching' and will have new red bits yo them each time. 33w with twins so possibly more to go! Palmers coco butter helps a bit!
Thanks ladies. I've been slapping on the bio oil since about week 14...I know that what you put on your skin doesn't really stop them forming- they happen deep in your skin where no potions can get at I knew (and had totally accepted) that I would get them as I'm a super-pasty see-through Celt but I didn't bank on them being so blahdy sore! Will give the Aloe Vera a lash, I just want it to stop being sore!
I went and bought 'sumptuously soft' gonks in M&S yesterday (£6 a pair!) and they are helping in the "can't-touch-this" ouchiness a wee bit...so I'll grab a few more pairs today.
Mine are sore/itchy. Got through my first pregnancy without a single one but this one wrecked me! I've got some palmers tummy butter which I plaster on. I've had the baby now so they don't hurt anymore but are still a bit itchy.
I'm pleased to say that the Aloe Vera Gel and M&S 'Sumptuously Soft' knickers combination has been magical. Much less uncomfortable...I've got a couple of new stretch marks further up my belly that I can't feel at all.
That said, it could be that escaping from my sweaty classroom in my greenhouse-like school on Friday might be another contributory factor!
I'm 34+4 and have just started getting stretch marks too, and my belly, especially around the belly button and underside of my bump is pretty sore too. I think it's the stretching. It feels tight/sore/itchy. I may try the aloe vera gel!
pinkie87 the aloe vera gel I got in Boots is really good- £7 for a massive squeezy tube. It's done absolute wonders for the soreness. But seriously though, the M&S Sumptuously Soft low-rise shorts have been a godsend too...I find cotton pants are quite rough on the skin and make it hurt more...these are like microfibre and feel amazing.
They do a coca butter for stretch marks, can't remeber what it's called but boots sell it and it smells incredible and is really soothing, not sure it it does 'reduce the appearance' but the pain relief makes me 1 very happy customer!!