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I am 30 weeks and have not developed any streach marks yet. Does this mean they are there and i won't see them untill after or they are going to happen at the end?

29 weeks and 5 days only gained 16 lbs

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Oct. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Mine all happened within the last two weeks. I'll never wear a bikini again :(

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 9:06 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • I guess you'll just have to wait and see... now stop being so vain and start preparing yourself, for never being the same person you were before you got pregnant.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • depends on the person...i know someone who only got stretch marks because she when she past her due date.....also some people only get them at the very end....keep moisturising and use cocoanut worked for me and I gained over 65 pounds...also I think you skin elasticity plays a huge part.....all the best :)

    Answer by Danickasmom at 9:09 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • yea i didnt have any at first either, i thought i was sooo lucky....then i dropped! im 36 weeks and some change and i have stretch marks now...they have all came in like 2 weeks! im hoping that they will fade. they are not super bad...but they are there!

    keep your fingers crossed!

    Answer by danette624 at 9:10 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • I got them at the very last minute, I gained just what was recommended- but being a very thin person my entire life when I did gain those pounds at the very end it really stretched, they have almost faded now. Good luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Depends on the person. Some are very lucky and don't get any but usually the end of pregnancy is when the most stretching occurs and they come. Start using lotion to help with the elasticity of the skin and maybe you will be in the lucky ones.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Its genetic. There is nothing you can do to prevent them. I moisturized RELIGIOUSLY 2-3x a day my entire pregnancy and I thought avoided them...til about 38 wks. They EXPLODED all the sudden. Literally, it was like overnight! On the Doctors tv show they said "If your mother has them, its a good indication you'll get them too".

    Answer by ma2b08 at 9:38 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • rub lotion on as often as possible (at least twice a day) so you don't get that many, because you will probably get some the last couple weeks. my mom didn't get any stretch marks with me (she was really small).

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 9:46 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Luckily, I didn't get stretch marks with either one of my kids. I gained 19 libs with my first and 31 with my second. I didn't regulary use it but I did put cocoa butter on my belly

    Answer by CrystalJanie at 10:00 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • I didn't get any till I Than they popped out all over my tummy.

    Answer by usdragonflies at 10:25 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

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