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Stretch Marks

When did you get your stretch marks? Did some appear right before you went into labor?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Feb. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (12)
  • i was in my last trimester when my stretch marks appeared.

    Answer by SThompson21 at 7:03 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • I think it depends on when you gain the most weight the fastest. I used shea butter all over (always do) to keep my skin moisturized and more elastic. It seemed to work because I have few if any stretch marks. I also only gained 25 pounds that had alot to do with it.

    Answer by MamaChamp at 7:09 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • day before my water broke!

    Answer by Kennadismom at 7:13 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • I never got them. I used ton's of belly butter and vitamin E oil I also drank a lot of water. But I think that it has a lot to do with your family because my mom didn't get any either or my sis I think that its all in your type of skin.

    Answer by Tris_09 at 7:14 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • im 32 weeks & have gained a decent amount of weight already [[ yes i kno it sucks ]].... my baby is above average in size & is already five pounds.. & i dont have stretch marks yet [[ KNOCK ON WOOD ]] .... i think it all depends on your body...

    my sister gained 30 - 35 lbs when she was pregnant with my niece & didnt get stretch marks until the baby dropped and she barely got any....she was in her eighth month when she dropped....

    But, my friend amy had a baby girl, who was actually born early [[ she was 5 lbs when she was born ]] & 3 weeks early.... She has stretch marks from top to bottom on her stomach... & didnt gain a whole lot of weight, she gained less than me and my sister....

    It all depends.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • i didnt mean to post that ANON.... sorrry.

    Answer by kwiseman19 at 7:16 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • i didn't get any until the week i had him and i only gained 13 lbs...


    Answer by dze527 at 7:27 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • I got mine about half way through my 3rd trimester.

    Answer by ap9902 at 7:32 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • Towards the end of my pregnancy. About the time I started bragging that I wasn't getting any stretch marks! lol

    Answer by jacy3031 at 8:19 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • I didn't get any until my 33rd week ... they're still huge!

    Answer by lilmizzie27 at 8:45 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

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