Even though im only 5 weeks pregnant im really worried about getting stretch marks. Im very small and thin so does that mean im definitely going to get them? All the woman in my family carry big but nobody has any stretch marks, can it be genetic? What is everyone doing to prevent them
You cannot prevent them iv been told its genetic. Women have tried everything under the sun to prevent them but the bottom line is if your going to get them nothing will stop them however I did find bio oil nice to use and does help them look less angry
Stretch marks are not preventable as it is designed into your DNA. They absolutely do fade though!
This was 36 weeks with my daughter and now almost 5 years, and another pregnancy, later. I had bad stretch marks with my daughter as I had preeclampsia and went from a size 0 to a size 11. I had them all over my stomach, legs, breasts, butt but they've all faded. You learn to love them.
I have some around my belly button & on the top of my thighs they are silvery & not really noticeable I was worried about them before but actually they are a lovely reminder of my pregnancies (although I got none second time round)
Totally crashing this thread hope that's okay! But just wanted to reassure you. Just growing up I got a few stretch marks on my thighs and hips during puberty or growth spurts. Like you I Have always been natutally thin and muscular but I just assumed when I got pregnant I would get stretch marks - especially since I'd had them already. But nope. I gained all the weight you'd expect with pregnancy (ate a ton and loved every minute of it!!) never remembered to put on lotion - and had a beautiful 8 pound baby at 38 weeks - but never a stretch mark!! You're right - once your little one is here you won't care anyway - but being wary about the body changes pregnancy brings is totally normal. Everything sorts itself out! Enjoy yourself!.
I got mine late and I have big hips but a small waist. I still have them (5 weeks PP) but they are already fading. My mum got barely any. I used cream my entire pregnancy though so im sure that helped.
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