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When you got stretch marks w 1st pregnancy, do you get more the 2nd?

I did all the creams and lotions during pregnancy and I still got stretch marks. through research I learned if you are genetically destined to get them, you will.

I wanted to know if from your experiences, if you got stretch marks with your 1st pregnancy did you get more the 2nd pregnancy?


Asked by sassy_brizzy at 10:37 PM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I got tons with my first, and no additional ones with my second. But my first looked like I had a beach ball stuffed under my shirt, my second I was back in my pre-preg clothes 3 weeks post-partum.

    But it really depends on the individual pregnancy. It is possible to get more stretch marks with a second or subsequent pregnancy. Or not.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:58 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Don't waste your money on the creams! They don't work and that is proven. But companies sure do make alot of money telling you otherwise. :) I'm pregnant with my 2nd and I have new stretch marks. If our body stretches we get stretch marks...period. I don't mind mine though...just apart of being a woman.

    Answer by MamaChamp at 10:44 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • It really depends on how big you get. With my first I got huge. When I got to the hospital they asked if I was sure I was only having one. With my second I didn't get anywhere near as I did with my first and I didn't get stretch marks.


    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 10:53 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • well my 1st- was huge...9lbs so i def got stretch marks. i dont think i could get ne bigger than i was with my son, so this time with my 2nd, the stretch marks i had before are jus restretching. i highly doubt id get bigger than i was before just depends on how big u got with ur 1st to make new stretch marks with ur 2nd

    Answer by JaydnsMom22 at 10:56 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • I got a few on my bum with my son im bigger this time and i havent got any and im 38+3 but i also have heard it is a genetic thing :)

    Answer by jordsmummy at 11:11 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Only got stretch marks with my first pregnancy in 2004. I had another pregnancy after with no stretch marks and now im pregnant again and no stretch marks.

    Answer by aeroslove at 12:32 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • My first baby was 10.8lbs and I gained about 50 lbs and got a few stretch marks on my tummy, breasts and thighs on top of the ones I already had from being a dancer and athlete as a child. My second was only 8.8lbs. and I gained only 30 lbs. and got way more than with my first. I did all the creams too, they just help with the dry and itchy skin. I am sure I will add more with this pregnancy and any future ones I hope to have....Gotta love the genetics!

    Answer by Congenial at 2:04 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • My stretch marks got slightly worse with my second baby. It's like they travelled up higher. My belly was bigger with my second though.

    Answer by EmilyandIsaac at 5:26 AM on Mar. 25, 2010