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what should you put on your belly while pregnant to prevent stretch marks?

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Asked by lilae86 at 6:04 PM on Nov. 29, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You cant prevent them. If the women in your family have them you will get them.
    You can only use lotion to make them appear lighter

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 6:10 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • Oh I used burts bees mama butter

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 6:10 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • Shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, etc. This actually works I wish I had done it was I was preggers!

    Answer by shellbyrne at 6:17 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • Palmers Coca Butter!!!! I have ABSOLUTELY NO stretch marks!!! I have been pregnant twice.

    Answer by MamasAngelPie at 6:27 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • I agree with Mrs. Owen. If it runs it your family it will happen. I used lotions all day everyday and I have horrible ones! I even have them on my legs on the back of my knees. I think the number one way to prevent them is to stay in the 25-30 lbs weight limit like you are supposed to. But to try, palmers, bio oil, and drink lots of water.

    Answer by annamcg18 at 6:27 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • easy, dont put a baby in your belly..its the only way

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:37 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • To tell the truth theres nothing you can do. If your mom got them with you, you will get them. If she didnt get them with you, you have a chance not to get them. It also depends on the size of the baby. Vitamin E is always good to put on there. It helps more then anything. Stuff with it in it can help a little but they sell Vitamin e by itself

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • I use Palmer's coco butter. My stretch marks from my first pregnancy aren't as noticeable and I am hoping same goes from this pregnancy. However, if your mom has them most likely you will too.

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 6:42 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • nuffin... it is genetic, and completely unavoidable.

    only thing you can do is use products that help lighten scars- that's what they are.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:45 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • I used Palmer's Coco Butter and I have millions of terrible, deep stretch marks grrr

    Answer by Tashwitz at 6:46 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

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