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likelihood of more stretchmarks with second pregnancy?

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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?


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!

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