Stretchmarks & weight gain

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by KimE, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. KimE

    KimE mum of 2

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    Hi hope everyone has had a good easter weekend and eaten way too much chocolate :happydance:,

    I have been sat here reading about what to expect around 24/25 weeks and loads of books/sites have mentioned stretchmarks ... was just wondering (any being nosey) if anyone has got them already and when they appeared? I already have them on my bum, thighs and hips from growing and loosing weight so it is definitely going to happen to me!!! :cry:

    Also, I was wondering how much weight everyone has put on so far (if anyone feels like sharing) - I feel like I have put on loads (18lbs) and know whats "normal" according to the books but wondered what is really normal? I'm not beating myself up but seem to have a morbid obsession at the moment!!! Too much time on my hands me thinks :dohh::rofl:

    TIA xx
     
  2. amylw1

    amylw1 my 3 boys in avatar. x

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    the only 1s i have at the moment are from my 2 boys. but as i said this 1 has the "saggy skin" from the other 2 that it can grow into b4 stretchin gme more! LOL!
     
  3. cleckner04

    cleckner04 Well-Known Member

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    I had previous stretchmarks from fluctuating weight that were faded but they have turned a dark purple again and now I have new ones growing all around my belly and growing upwards like vines as the baby raises higher and higher. I really don't mind them much though. I have gained about 15 pounds and it all seems to be in my belly. :blush:
     
  4. daniandbaby

    daniandbaby Pregnant-expecting

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    I got stretch marks pretty much straight away, I think its because I started showing straight away, There really bad too!!!!
     
  5. KimE

    KimE mum of 2

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    thanks for the replies :) I've just been chatting with a friend on the phone and she said that she didn't get hers till 36 weeks ish and was all smug thinking she'd got away with it!! She thought it was a crease from lying down :rofl: and spent all day trying to massage it away - the next day she was covered :cry:

    I wonder how many ladies have run to put creams on their bellies after reading this thread???? :rofl: xx
     
  6. Lorien

    Lorien Well-Known Member

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    I've put on 15lbs but don't appear to have any stretchmarks yet... mind you, I'd lost about 10lbs in the few months before I got pregnant, so maybe my guy has a little more loose skin to expand into before I get stretched!
     
  7. tmr1234

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    iv put on 6lbs and my s/m are from my son wich i got at 30+wks
     
  8. avabear73

    avabear73 Mum to Finlay

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    I've put on 12lbs so far, and don't have any stretchmarks yet. I am a cuddly build anyway and my bump isn't as big as a lot of other people's ... and I haven't gained weight elsewhere, just at the front. I do have old stretchmarks that I got from growing but so far no new ones .. long may that continue! (I'm 23w 2d).
     
  9. MishC

    MishC Has a little princess!!

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    I've put on 24lbs and haven't got any streachmarks. I'm doing everything in my power to prevent them.
     
  10. Vici

    Vici Mum to a LTTC princess!!

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    I have some and i'm proud of my lines :D You will never ever prevent them,if you're gonna get them you will whatever you do :)
     
  11. divagee

    divagee Well-Known Member

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    I've put on just over 20lbs too and like MishC doing anything i can to prevent them! I use bio-oil twice daily and palmers cocoa butter on my tummy too. I've got a few stretch marks already on my bum and thighs just growth ones i think so i'm the same as you think i well in the running for getting them but so far so good! i seem to have a morbid obsession about them too! great thread x
     
  12. KimE

    KimE mum of 2

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    Phew! :blush: So there doesn't seem to be a "norm" for weight gain, I don't know why I'm obsessing - its probably cos I don't want to face loosing it all afterwards and its difficult to stop obsessing about your weight when thats what you've done your whole adult life!! I asked another friend how much she put on during pregnancy and she said just under a stone altogether!! :grr: I put that on by 15 weeks!!! :hissy:

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