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When did you get stretch marks???

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Writerwannabe83 Thu 23-Jan-14 17:33:39

I'm 31 weeks tomorrow and people are always quick to ask me if I've got stretch marks yet...

Does everyone get them.....and when??

Rockchick1984 Thu 23-Jan-14 17:36:54

There's loads of threads about this - generally seems most people get them 38 weeks plus.

highlove Thu 23-Jan-14 18:00:04

I haven't yet but am expecting them as I got a lot during puberty. But I had my 34 week check today with a new midwife who specifically commented that I hadn't got any yet and lots of people do by now. Not sure that really answers your question though! (And she might just have been being nice as we'd already had a chat about my weight gain and I said I was a bit concerned it was too much.)

SweepTheHalls Thu 23-Jan-14 18:04:09

I'm afraid between 2 and 6 days overdue! If only he had been on time then I wouldn't have had any!

Crocky Thu 23-Jan-14 18:13:48

I didn't get any with either of my pregnancies.

Cariad007 Thu 23-Jan-14 18:22:08

I have some from my teenage growth spurt but at nearly 37 weeks don't have any on my bump. Yet! I've put on about 11lb over my pregnancy so far which isn't too bad, and hopefully I won't put on too much more in the next few weeks, though I am prepared for the worst. I've been putting anti-stretch mark oil (not Bio Oil, just a cheapie from Savers) on the bump too but don't know if that helps that much. I've heard that if you're gonna get 'em you're gonna get 'em!

RalphRecklessCardew Thu 23-Jan-14 18:26:34


Writerwannabe83 Thu 23-Jan-14 18:33:37

I'm liking all these responses, I'm feeling much more positive now grin

I've put on 21lbs so far and no stretch marks as yet....

I won't mind if I do get them as I accept they are part of pregnancy, but your replies have given me hope that they can be avoided grin

drawohamme Thu 23-Jan-14 18:39:23

I didn't get them either.

TheBookThief Thu 23-Jan-14 18:39:26

Only got them once past EDD- naughty DC wink

EmmaFreudsGivingMeJip Thu 23-Jan-14 18:42:11

Mine appeared at 35 weeks on my hips. None on my bump. Not yet anyway.

StillaChocoholic Thu 23-Jan-14 19:00:42

I only had them on my boobs during pregnancy but almost as soon as I had DS I got them on my belly. Husband commented that only I could get stretch marks AFTER having the baby.

ouryve Thu 23-Jan-14 19:01:55

I've had stretchmarks since I was 10. Pregnancy just added a few more roads to the map, as it went on.

PinkandPoo Thu 23-Jan-14 19:12:43

2 pregnancies - no stretch marks

My mum has 4 children and no stretch marks either so it may be genetic...

Writerwannabe83 Thu 23-Jan-14 19:15:07

That's interesting - my mum didn't get any and nor did my sister with either of her pregnancies (and she got absolutely huge) grin

PoshPaula Thu 23-Jan-14 19:15:10

3 children, no stretch marks at all. I did rub in oil etc. through pregnancy but I don't think that made the difference.

bionic77 Thu 23-Jan-14 19:22:49

After DS was born! No stretch marks throughout pregnancy. Once everything had contracted back in to place boom there they were. Gutted as was feeling smug that I'd escaped.

TheDayOfMyDoctor Thu 23-Jan-14 19:24:48

Around a day after my due date and two weeks before DS was born angry

chickydoo Thu 23-Jan-14 19:29:11

4 babies no stretch marks, my mother never had any, neither does my sister....must be in the Genes.
Interestingly we are quite a skinny lot, and put on a couple of stone each time, but the skin just stretched but no marks. Very lucky.

schmalex Thu 23-Jan-14 19:34:10

Like bionic77, I was feeling smug and then some appeared around my belly button after my DS was born.

Meglet Thu 23-Jan-14 19:34:47

I didn't get them. DS arrived at 37 weeks and DD arrived at 39 weeks.

Mum never had any and she said her mum didn't get them either.

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Thu 23-Jan-14 19:37:02

38+1. DS is 18 months old now and you can't see them anymore. Would still wear a bikini etc. They weren't particularly bad.

Apparently there's a link between tearing in childbirth and stretchies but not sure if it's scientific. I did both though!

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Thu 23-Jan-14 19:38:31

My boobs got covered when my milk came in so might be worth putting your cream/oil on the boobs and hips a couple of times a day too.

Lifeisaboxofchocs Thu 23-Jan-14 19:42:15

2 pregnancies. both seven days overdue. not a stretch mark on me.

Lifeisaboxofchocs Thu 23-Jan-14 19:42:56

oh yes, no history of stretch marks.

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