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Stretch marks!!

(6 Posts)
NEmum Wed 31-Aug-16 12:15:52

After your experiences please!

I'm 26 weeks & have noticed my first, pretty small to be fair, stretch mark. Are they guaranteed to keep coming now or could I get away with just this one??!


Trifleorbust Wed 31-Aug-16 12:36:51

Probably going to keep coming, but there are things you can do that might minimise them. Are you drinking lots and lots of water? Are you massaging with a good quality oil like Bio oil or olive? These things may or may not work but they're our best bet...

MadeForThis Wed 31-Aug-16 12:39:07

I only got one in my leg. Was ruthless with applying bio oil and palmers coco butter (nearly) every day.

But to be honest I think it's down to genetics. If you're gonna get them then you're gonna get them.

I got my DH to apply it every night. Made him feel a bit more involved and helped him to bond with the bump. Also tried to put it on after every shower.

When bump got bigger tried not to scratch it as I was convinced that would cause them to appear. Not at all based on fact just my pregnant logic.

Uiscebeatha85 Wed 31-Aug-16 14:59:24

There's nothing you can really do to minimise them unfortunately. I got my first one at 30 weeks and had a lot by the time I gave birth to DD. They fade in time

NEmum Wed 31-Aug-16 18:07:35

My husband has had a look and we now think it's a scar from an operation I had a few years back! Will continue with the bio oil & drinking like a fish, even though I'm with you guys, if they're gonna come, they're gonna come!

Thanks for replying! X

user1477283453 Mon 24-Oct-16 05:37:38

Recently Gave dermelastic serum to a friend who has just had a baby. She said the stretch marks are already showing signs of fading and the serum is lovely to apply without being too oily, and it smells very nice.

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