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Old Jun 29th, 2015, 08:52 AM   1
Xrosex
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Stretch marks?


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



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Old Jun 29th, 2015, 13:48 PM   2
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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



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2015, 06:50 AM   3
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They are genetic. I'm covered in them but I have ones just from growing also, they do fade.



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2015, 16:25 PM   4
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They're genetic. I thought I'd gotten away with them as my mother never had any and I'd gone my whole pregnancy without them, then at 36 weeks I woke up with one which has since turned into many.

They're just a part of pregnancy, they fade over time and often aren't on show. There's not much point in stressing out now, it might not happen. And well if it does, be proud of what they mean



 
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Old Jul 1st, 2015, 01:51 AM   5
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Thanks for the replies hopefully ill take after my mum ans nor get any! Wont matter once my babies bere anyway



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Old Jul 2nd, 2015, 12:45 PM   6
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Stretch marks are not preventable as it is designed into your DNA. They absolutely do fade though!

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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.



 
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Old Jul 4th, 2015, 15:31 PM   7
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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)



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2015, 21:34 PM   8
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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!.



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2015, 13:30 PM   9
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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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Old Nov 16th, 2015, 22:14 PM   10
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They're genetic don't waste too much money or energy trying to prevent them. If you do get them don't panic, they do fade eventually and they're really common



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