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when do stretch marks usually appear?

im 34 weeks 1 day with no stretch marks...YET! I started at 121 and now i weigh 138.5 , i do have a few on my boobs, but nothing big...i was just wondering when do they typically show up?

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Asked by StacyDeAnn at 12:40 PM on Aug. 20, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Now and whatever you do ....DON'T SCRATCH.... You might be lucky and not get them....

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • It really depends on the person. I have very stretchy skin (due to an unconfirmed collagen disorder). So even thought I could get the measuring tape to wrap around me a week before I had DD (and I would have gone around me several time before pregancy), I had no stretch marks. Other women, start getting stretchmarks in the second trimester!

    Answer by hillmom at 12:44 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • After you have your child. At least that is whne I found out O had them.

    Answer by louise2 at 12:46 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I didn't get any until AFTER delivery...

    Answer by matobe at 12:46 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • i did not get while pregnant, none? and i am old 42 when i had baby

    but had some from growing teen years on thighs

    Answer by boredmom44 at 12:50 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • 6 months is when they started, and went out of control. I think if you are already 34 weeks with none you won't get any.

    Answer by OwensMama824 at 12:51 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I didn't get mine till about 35-36 weeks along.

    Answer by BabyBoyBlue at 1:10 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I never got mine until AFTER delivery - both pregnancies---yes each child left their marks on me forever!!!

    Answer by lissa27504 at 1:16 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I didn't get any until after my daughter was born & I gained a lot of weight while pregnant.

    Answer by tarynsmommy82 at 2:22 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I didn't have any until about 30 weeks and then I got them on my stomach pretty bad and they are really dark. It seems like they seriously just took over in one week. I put lotion on almost everyday since I found out I was pregnant too. So much for that idea. I've seen videos of women who had them worse than me, so I'm not too worried.

    Answer by moviemom22 at 5:53 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

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