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HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY GET STRETCH MARKS IN PREGNANCY???

(87 Posts)
sambrads Wed 16-Jan-08 16:34:30

HI ALL WHEN I HAD MY DS I GOT STRETCH MARKS ON MY BELLY AS I WAS MASSIVE DID ANYONE ELSE???

ITS SO WEIRD WHEN YOU SEE OTHER CELEBS WALKING ROUND IN BIKINIS AND NOT A MARK ON THEM !!!!
do you think this is strange????

HAS ANY ONE GOT A GOOD CURE???

Mum2b2BabyRoo Wed 16-Jan-08 17:06:25

Well so far (25 weeks in) the only stretch marks I've got are on my breasts (sob). I'm using Bio Oil and Boots Preg Wonder balm on my stomach and hoping and praying I won't get any there!

I think with celebs a lot of air brushing goes on!

KrippledKerryMum Wed 16-Jan-08 17:07:18

not a one

KrippledKerryMum Wed 16-Jan-08 17:07:40

BUT can't get rid of overhang from cs with ds2

JodieG1 Wed 16-Jan-08 17:08:44

I only have a couple on the underside of my boobs, that's it. None anywhere else and I've had 3 children.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Wed 16-Jan-08 17:09:27

I've got stretch marks on my stomach after pregnancy. I got away with it until about 36 weeks - gutted!!

Rantmum Wed 16-Jan-08 17:09:33

No not on my belly (although after having ds I had some silvery lines on my thighs which suggested I had stretch marks I couldn't see when I was huge)

I have heard that they tend to be hereditary. It is all in the genes unfortunately.

Rantmum Wed 16-Jan-08 17:11:01

I don't think that there is actually all that much you can do - either you get them or you don't. The good news is that they do tend to fade with time.

JingleyJen Wed 16-Jan-08 17:11:18

I didn't get any during pregnancy but did get one quite deep one as DS1 came out just below my knicker line.

MrsCarrot Wed 16-Jan-08 17:11:47

I am covered in them

stomach, bum, thighs, but then I am prone to them, I have deep ones on my back from growing. I have been seriously asked if I'd been whipped before.

MrsTittleMouse Wed 16-Jan-08 17:12:13

I had none until 36 weeks, then only a few small ones until 38 weeks. After that they spread up my belly like nobody's business.
And everyone tells you that it's OK because they fade. It isn't the colour that's the problem, it's the texture.

Surfermum Wed 16-Jan-08 17:12:59

I didn't get any.

MrsTittleMouse Wed 16-Jan-08 17:13:19

Sorry rantmum, that wasn't directed at you - we cross-posted. It was actually directed at my Mum who had her children 10 years younger than me. grin

MrsCarrot Wed 16-Jan-08 17:14:50

agree, Mrstittlemouse, the crinkley paperyness of them is the problem

tangarine Wed 16-Jan-08 17:17:44

None with DS1, who arrived at 37 weeks.
None with DS2 until - to my horror - they appeared overnight at 39 weeks.

spicemonster Wed 16-Jan-08 17:18:53

I didn't get any until 38 weeks but they've faded now - my DS is 10 months

EffiePerine Wed 16-Jan-08 17:20:11

Nope.

morningpaper Wed 16-Jan-08 17:20:19

I have no stretchmarks at all but MASSIVE amounts of wrinkly skin

I'd rather have stretchmarks, I look like I could join a circus

kekouan Wed 16-Jan-08 17:21:43

I didn't get any stretchmarks until I was 40+1. Grr...

now I have a very purple stripy stomach. Oh well!!!

mellowma Wed 16-Jan-08 17:22:36

Message withdrawn

ernest Wed 16-Jan-08 17:23:09

I managed to survive 3 pg without any, but am now terrified I'll get ravaged at 39 weeks of my 4th (and FINAL) pg. Has anyone got away with it 3 times and got caught out 4th? Hopeful positive stories pls

Marne Wed 16-Jan-08 17:24:04

I have them on my thigh's, bum, a few on my stomach and a few pale ones on my boobs. The worst ones are on my inner thigh's (i hate them)

isaidno Wed 16-Jan-08 17:27:02

none in 2 pregnancies; now 16 weeks with number 3 and rubbing in the cocoa buteer - fingers crossed!

MerlinsBeard Wed 16-Jan-08 17:34:39

had none until the last week with ds1 then got them, on my thighs, got them on my hips and thighs again with ds2 and so far have only got the old ones flaring up with DC3 at 31 weeks. However, i can feel the tell tale itchiness of one or 2 on their way hmmsad

PuppyDogEyes Wed 16-Jan-08 18:06:30

Started to get a few small ones early on. Thought that i had a lucky escape. but from week 32 they took over! especially low down, where i can't see properly!

hopefully the bio oil and palmers will help them fade quickly. because they certainly didn't stop 'em!

my mum never got any with 3 kids. so not genetic related them.

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