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My 1st baby and i'm so scared to get stretch marks!!

My mom got stretch marks does that mean im going to get them tooooo :/

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ashley22ash

Asked by ashley22ash at 1:15 AM on Mar. 20, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • ;) don't worry, just take care of your skin. CoaCoa Butter is the key...
    ILOVEMYBOYS704

    Answer by ILOVEMYBOYS704 at 1:19 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I used cocoa butter and only drank water the whole pregnancy. And in the end I got a million dark stretch marks but they fade over time so relax. Really you should be excited about the baby and worried about a whole bunch of other things. :) GL and congrats.
    Hatsumomo

    Answer by Hatsumomo at 1:25 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • its my ritual lol CoaCoa Butter is my best friend right now
    ashley22ash

    Comment by ashley22ash (original poster) at 1:26 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I used tummy butter every single night and didn't have stretch marks my whole pregnancy and when I hd my baby my belly had like 6 stretch marks on it!! I was so upset but it happens...

    My mom had 5 kids and didn't have stretch marks! My dr told me it was genetic but obviously not. If your little and your belly gets really big, more than likely your gonna have a few BUT mederma and bio oil works great! U can get them to go away if u work hard and try to make them disappear (: good luck
    EheartsZ07

    Answer by EheartsZ07 at 1:27 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • i've gained 6 pounds and im 21 weeks i've never been really big but this is a whole different level lol
    ashley22ash

    Comment by ashley22ash (original poster) at 1:32 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • When I did nothing for my skin I had no stretch marks.

    When I was treating myself to the lotions, oils and butters with a different pregnancy I sure got 'em!!

    :- /

    Good luck!
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:34 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Haha yes it is. Just keep your belly moisturized!! That's all u can do. but don't stress over it!
    EheartsZ07

    Answer by EheartsZ07 at 1:34 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • They are going to happen unless you are really lucky. My mom had really bad stretch marks and I was worried but I ended up only getting a few on my hips during my first pregnancy and they lightned up so much over time you can barley see them, Now I am on my second pregnancy with only a month left and a few recently popped up on my tummy :( They are no fun but they will lighten and there isn't much you can really do to prevent them, cocoa butter helps but won't stop them :(
    kayaiden8907

    Answer by kayaiden8907 at 1:37 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • i havent gotten any so far ill just keep doing my daily ritual with the coacoa butter
    ashley22ash

    Comment by ashley22ash (original poster) at 1:43 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • No matter what you do you will get them, the cocobutter lotion didnt work on me I didnt get any stretch marks until the 8th month as my baby started to drop. Think of it this way they are your battle scars something to be proud of.
    christinahenry

    Answer by christinahenry at 2:29 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

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