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What is best to prevent stretch marks?

And I strongly dislike Bio-Oil!! The smell and the way it feels!
Thank you :)


Asked by swtkay at 3:08 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • cocoa butter and vitamin e oil. genetics is bs. all family, both sides, torn up. me? fabulous. DON'T SCRATCH. use the stuff as often as possible... i did three times a day from seven weeks on just to be safe. if it's itchy at the end put the stuff in the fridge, the cold moisture helps a lot.

    Answer by shilohsmama425 at 9:11 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • You can't. You will either get them or not based on your genetic make-up. No amount of oil, lotion or magic cream will keep you from it.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:13 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • i disagree with the others. i believe that if you have a diet rich in good fats you will not get them, or won't get them bad. take udos oil or fish oil. you would preferably do this before you get pregnant and continue on for the rest of your life :)

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:20 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Genetics.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:09 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Yup, it's genetics. Either you get them, or you don't. Lotions might make your skin feel better while it stretches, but it does NOTHING to preven stretch marks. So don't bother wasting your money.

    Answer by Anouck at 3:15 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I agree with the other Mama's. You really can't control it. With my first, I oiled and lotioned up every single day and it didn't help :-(. I still got a ton of stretch marks. He was also a big baby (9 lbs 11 oz) so that didn't help!

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 3:17 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • you can also rub cocoa butter on your tummy along with what happy2bmom25 says and that'll help a bit more

    Answer by macks_mommy at 3:24 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I used Cocoa Butter and it worked really well.


    Answer by musicmom08 at 3:24 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Use cocoa butter twice a day. Gain only a healthy amount of weight and drink lots of water.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 3:37 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • coa coa butter i did it and only have few on my butt and i have 2 `children

    Answer by kdr143 at 4:20 PM on Sep. 29, 2010