I am pg with no.2 and with DD I managed to get an assortment of stretchmarks on bum, thighs and lower tummy. Question is : Do i need to be really vigilant again (or maybe I wasn;t the 1st time round) and apply plenty of cream to prevent new ones. Will my now overstretched skin be more than enough to accomadate the new baby , given that I am much lighter than last time round ?
Yes you have them , yes they're here to stay - though they do fade to a silvery colour. Only consolation I can offer is that I didn't seem to get stretch marks on stretch marks: I got a shedload with ds1 and didn't seem to have room for any more with ds2...
I agree with everyone else, they are here to stay. And no amount of cream will stop them.
If you're lucky, like me, you'll get the Austrian blind effect on your lower stomach.
Ds1 caused them low down, vertically. Ds2 higher up, virtially and then ds3 lots all over horizontally(sp?). My stomach below my belly button IS just like an austrian blind and beleive it or not I'm actually quite fond of it, DH on the otherhand is horrified by it.
I'm on my third pg, and each time I've got new stretchmarks, even tho during my second pg I was a lot smaller. I don't think creams make the slightest difference, it is caused by rapid growth, and there is nothing that can be done about it.
I don't worry about it tho, they are the signs of carrying my children, and it doesn't bother me in te least. After three pg, my belly is going to be way too saggy for crop tops anyway!
Not sure about genetic...my mum and gran never got one stretchmark and I got about half a million...at the tender age of 16 this is most upsetting lol....they're also very wrinkly but that's cos they smoke lots and I amnot going to be wrinkly
Mine actually almost disappeared too... they'd faded from silver to almost skin tone and were quite hard to see, they've gone pink again now as I'm pg again...me and DH have learned not to mind them I never showed my belly off anyway!