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When did your stretch marks come through?

(29 Posts)
justanotheryoungmother Fri 10-Mar-17 18:57:08

I'm 31+2 today, wasn't overweight or big before pregnant so my skin isn't too used to stretching like this, but I'm on target for my bump etc and I only have one stretch mark that's about a centimetre long, and no signs of others... is this normal? When did people generally have their bigger ones start becoming noticeable? I've checked and there isn't signs of any more coming just yet, maybe I'm lucky or is this normal and then by next week it'll be like BAM, I'm a tiger?grin

Also, my belly button is an innie but it feels like it's about to pop out at any point- is this normal?!confused

d270r0 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:58:37

None till 36 weeks, then got loads. Sorry

Snowflakes1122 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:59:29

38 weeks. Then overnight tons appeared!

Katiepotato Fri 10-Mar-17 19:01:12

I didn't get any until about a week after I'd given birth...not sure how normal this is though!

kathrynelizabeth3005 Fri 10-Mar-17 19:04:39

Mine have been gradually appearing over the last month (I'm 35 weeks tomorrow) and show no sign of slowing down! That said, my skin has always been prone to tiger stripes so I'm not shocked, just hopeful they'll fade quickly and I won't get too many more!

60sname Fri 10-Mar-17 19:07:42

I didn't get any - you might be lucky!

Walkinglikeazombie Fri 10-Mar-17 19:09:55

I got loads of stretch marks during puberty so was really scared that I will be covered in them when I fell pregnant. But, first time around I didn't get any until DD1 was 5 weeks. I foolishly stopped using my cream once she was born (used Dermamum - smells awful but worked great). It was only a few on each side of my belly button.
During second pregnancy I only got a few more around the existing ones when I was 39 weeks, but this time I continued to moisturise after birth, and now they are barely noticeable.

grounddown Fri 10-Mar-17 19:10:39

DC1 - None during pregnancy but I noticed just a funky little zig zag the day after birth

DC2 - 32 weeks pg and I was covered but he was much bigger

NotQuiteWithItAtAll Fri 10-Mar-17 19:10:52

I didn't get any either. I was waiting for them to all come at once, but nothing.

NotSureYet Fri 10-Mar-17 19:11:34

I didn't get any with either pregnancy. I thought it was my liberal use of bio oil but had a midwife tell me during my first pregnancy that it's genetic and you'll either get them or you won't. Not sure if that's remotely true but I didn't get any during my second pregnancy either.

Ladybirdtinselturd Fri 10-Mar-17 19:11:46

The only ones I got through pregnancy were in my inner thighs near my bum cheeks, guessing through pushing? None anywhere else during both my pregnancies.

justanotheryoungmother Fri 10-Mar-17 19:13:44

Ahh okay, so I may be lucky or I may still get some; my mother's stomach was shredded from being pregnant with me and I wasn't even seven pounds... so I may be lucky or there's still time for them to come blush

McBaby Fri 10-Mar-17 19:20:00

Mine showed after birth they are white not red and under my bump so maybe I didn't notice them while pregnant as I couldn't see them. No new ones with dd2.

Currently 31+4 with dc3 and not spotted any new ones.

MissJC Fri 10-Mar-17 19:21:30

I didn't get any either and my mum got tons when pg with me. I used palmers cocoa butter.

To be honest though when my beautiful little girl was born 15 days ago I seriously couldn't have give a shit if I was covered from head to toe because the feeling of absolute love and joy at her arrival was overwhelming. Even if you do get a couple, they just prove how remarkable your body is! Xx

WildCherryBlossom Fri 10-Mar-17 19:51:01

3 very fat babies and not a stretch mark from any of them. I did get some on my hips during puberty, so I'm not immune. But I moisturised aaaaall the time throughout each pregnancy and it seems to have helped. Good luck (have to say, my tummy still looks like a saggy deflated balloon, even without stretch marks - I suspect I could do sit ups until the end of time and it would still look like that)

DarkestBeforeDawn Fri 10-Mar-17 20:07:56

Twin pregnancy first and didn't get a single one. Second and third pregnancies were singletons and I got just a couple on either side of my belly button. I got told by my midwife that your likelihood to have stretch marks was somewhat dependent upon whether your DM had any (mine didn't with four pregnancies) but that could just be an old wives tale hmm

OohNoDooEy Fri 10-Mar-17 20:09:00

38+1 they fade to nothing though

Ohyesiam Fri 10-Mar-17 20:11:01

None with my first, 38 weeks with my second. But they went away once he was out.

JavaFee Fri 10-Mar-17 20:14:52

2 DDs, no stretch marks. I gained about 25 lbs with both babies and massaged my bump everyday. That said I think genetics must play a big role. My Mum gained 55 lbs carrying me ( fertility treatment in the seventies ) and only got a couple of very tiny marks on her tights.

Pitchforktotheface Fri 10-Mar-17 20:43:45

36weeks. DS was born at 37weeks

Sparklingbrook Fri 10-Mar-17 20:45:01

I thought I had got away with it. Then happened to see underneath my bump one day. They were all hiding there. sad

HolaWeenie Fri 10-Mar-17 21:00:24

41wks...after if had him sad

I didn't even think that was possible!

misomiso Fri 10-Mar-17 21:38:34

Got a couple right near the end of my 1st pregnancy, I'm 31 weeks with the 2nd and already have a few new ones this time round. I honestly don't mind them though!

BabyHamster Fri 10-Mar-17 21:43:54

Right near the end. I think 38 weeks ish? I thought I'd escaped until that point!

They looked awful straight after birth but they faded really quickly.

PuntCuffin Fri 10-Mar-17 21:47:20

Still waiting. DS2 is 7.

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