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Stretch mark question

Okay seriously. We all as mothers have those dreaded stretch marks. does any one actually try to do something about them, does it work? Or is everyone like me and just try to forget about them?

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Asked by khmymommi at 12:18 PM on Mar. 6, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • My stretch marks are so bad right now. After 3 kids, I only had 2 small stretch marks, I never did anything to prevent them, I just got lucky. Now with my 4th pregnancy I have them all over my stomach. I haven't done anything about it, lately though I've been trying to put anything on it to make it stop itching.

    Answer by momov4kids at 12:21 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • well im pregnant with number two but not far enough along yet for stretch marks. I got marks on him boobs, hips and butt with my first born. But I used cream and they all went away completely after I lost all my baby weight and I kept up using the cream until then, Worked fine for me. Its the cocco butter firming after pregnancy cream. And while I was pregnant I used to cocco butter stretch mark cream

    Answer by Super09Mom at 12:35 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • I used the Curel Pregnancy lotion (*when I remembered**) which wasn't very often, lol, but I had edema and ballooned up the last month I was pregnant, so I have stretch marks all over my thighs, hips, stomach, breasts, etc..Even on the back of my calves..My daughter is 14 months old now and you can barely see them. I lotion up everytime I shower with just Jergen's Itch Defense lotion (I have psoriasis). They are there, but look like wrinkles more than obvious stretch marks.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 2:41 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • i prevented them with cocoa butter. smelled terrible. was greasy but i didnt get any on my tummy :) highly recommend it. if you tan, they are less dark. tanning is bad for you but if you really hate them. retin-a burns off acne scars so it might work. i would go see a dermatologist. they would be able to tell you for sure.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 2:52 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • I have them everywhere. I started getting them when I was 15 because I blossomed so quickly, and then I gained weight after high school. I got even more during my pregnancies and now, I don't even look at myself in the mirror. At this point, I just ignore them and deal with it. Fortunately I have never been a bikini kind of girl so the one peice of tankini works out fine for me.

    Answer by etsmom at 3:51 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • I have stretch marks from growing way way way fast as a teenager. I have been drinking coconut water every day of my pregnancy and my skin is perfect. Tomorrow makes 28 weeks and no stretch marks from the baby. I'm also greasing up my skin with everything: coconut oil, cocoa butter, sea buckthorn, shea butter, olive oil-- all greasy plants I can get my hands on.

    Answer by ecodani at 4:30 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • Two words ladies...BIO OIL! Whether you are prego with new stretch markes or an experienced mommy with old ones Bio Oil works wonders. I used it for my twin pregnancy and barely have a mark on my belly. Use it daily after showering when your skin is still damp. It dries almost completely and doesn't leave that icky oily residue on your skin.

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 5:00 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • I tried to prevent them with both of my pregnancies (which didn't work out very well) and I hate them, but I don't usually worry about them too much. If I had money to get them removed by a doctor, I would do it in a heartbeat.

    Answer by JDsWifey at 10:47 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

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