First stretch marks :(

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by bjl1981, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. bjl1981

    bjl1981 Well-Known Member

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    On sunday I noticed my first stretch marks. Its really horrible and dark and blahhhhhhhhhhh.:cry:
    I was being really careful and watching for stretching and they just suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Safe to say I'm lathering on Palmers moisturising stuff everyday now.
    So just a warning (although I know not everyone gets them) to start using moisturiser BEFORE the stretch marks start!!!!:dohh:
     
  2. LucyEmma

    LucyEmma Well-Known Member

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    i used baby lotion and oil on my tummy and thats been ok but on my legs i found a really dark one the other day ...and i cried! lol i dont think you can really prevent them though, im trying but i forgot to moisturise my legs! :( x
     
  3. divagee

    divagee Well-Known Member

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    Oh the joys of pregnancy:shock:
     
  4. m_t_rose

    m_t_rose Mommy of Jacob and Julia

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    Does lotion actually help prevent them? I have read conflicting info abut it and I wanted to know for sure so I can put it on more if it helps.
     
  5. firegal

    firegal Well-Known Member

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    I think it can help lessen them, but ultimately it's all about genetics - if you're going to get them then there's a not a lot you can do really unfortunately!
     
  6. golcarlilly

    golcarlilly Proud mum of 2

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    I used oils and lotions in my last pregnancy and still got them, I really think it is the luck of the draw and depends on your skin type, I think if you have any anywhere pre-pregnancy it is very likely you will get them!
     
  7. MishC

    MishC Has a little princess!!

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    I was using bio oil from 8 weeks - 15 weeks and the discovered i was allergic to it so since 15 weeks i've been using Aqueous (sp) cream.

    I know this is a silly question but if you get stretch marks could you not pay to get the lazed off like you would a tattoo? Or is there anyway you can get rid of them?
     
  8. golcarlilly

    golcarlilly Proud mum of 2

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    They are not on the skin's surface hun they are underneath

     
  9. m_t_rose

    m_t_rose Mommy of Jacob and Julia

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    I thought you could get them lazered off. A cosmetic surgeon where I live does it. At least he claims he can do it.
     
  10. cleckner04

    cleckner04 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard the same about not being able to prevent them. It's probably always good to lotion or oil the skin regardless of stretchmarks though just to keep looking young longer. But for me, nothing has stopped the stretchmarks so I'm just thinking of them as my little roadmaps of successful TTC. :rofl:
     

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