Second baby is lying transverse and at 29 weeks my skin is starting to protest. Midwife has told me I need to oil my bump, boobs and hips before bedtime to avoid major stretchmarks. Now I don't want DH to start thinking he's getting any so looking for something not too appealing but relatively effective that won't ruin my yummy new PJs. And ideally I'd like someone to come round at about 10pm each night and rub it in for me, cos I'm bound to spend a fortune on some concoction and still have it in the cupboard in about 5 years time otherwise, but realise that is asking a bit much
Although not sure I agree with your choice of Denzel Cauldronfrau... really should have put more effort into that marrige contract while I had the chance though.
Bio oil, have heard mention of that before... Mmm, Neal's yard, always wanted excuse to buy something from them. Oh, now I have too much choice... <<vaguely recalls days when choosing lotions and potions was something I knew something about... sigh>>
swear by palmers cocoa butter - no stretch marks at all from first pregnancy. And it smells like chocolate which is a good incentive if you are a bit greedy. The one in the tube is less greasy than the tub.
Ooh and 'fenjal' baths. Smells gorgeous in 1970's nans house sort of way, bit slippery so take care getting out. You can get this in larger boots and old fashioned chemists
Sounds onbvious but make sure you get right UNDER your bump as well....
sigh... I used both Palmer's cocoa butter and Bio Oil religiously from when I started popping out - have stretchmarks from hell. Seriously, I'm thinking of baring my midriff for Halloween because it's better than a costume.
No offence whatsoever I could do with some of whatever came over you though - no pun intended of course!! Overheard DH telling a friend the other day "I've heard it(sex) goes one of two ways in pregnancy, trust my luck..." Now you know the way men talk, I'm going to have everyone knowing he's not getting any soon....
Aaaa, MamaHobgoblin, am sure its not that bad really - I had a few after DD at the bottom of my bump and after 2 years they have faded enough to not see them if you squint in a poorly lit room... swines aren't they
mamahobgoblin - feel your pain. i did palmers and bio oil and they FAILED ME. that said, i still bought another lot of bio oil recently just so that i would know for sure that i wasn't responsible for me stretchies. i tried almond oil too and no go. There's no harm in oiling yerself up, but I do think that if you're gonna get em, you're gonna get em and no amount of unctions will keep them at bay
I think so too kraftwerk - they are gonna get you if they are gonna get you! BUT using oli is nice and I reckon the bump likes it too. I used mother's balm from Neals Yard, felt and smelt gorgeous but was very sticky so I would worry about your pj's. Finished that and replaced with Bio-Oil (cos recommended by lots of ple) and it goes in nicely BUT I hate the smell...sigh. SO I went back to Neal's Yard and am now trying mother's massage oil. I didn't like the smell (yes, I AM fussy, I know, I know! ) but they put a few drops of geranium in it and I like it now...and it goes in lovely, not greasy at all.
lol at the marriage small print cauldronfrau, wish I could get mine to join in, he is too busy making disgusted faces and running from my horrid 'outie' belly button!!