I am 28 weeks pregnant on tuesday. In the beginning I didnt really feel the need to use any lotions or anything because I just kept putting it off. My thighs got way bigger than they were before and now have a bunch of stretch marks. I dont mind them there because noone is really going to see my thighs that far up, however, after seeing them appear and all I realized I shouldnt have put it off. The main place I really want to avoid getting stretch marks is my belly. I use Palmers Coco Butter Lotion with the pregnant lady on the front of it on my belly after every shower, and at night in bed I use the Palmers Tummy Butter with a pregnant lady on the cap of it on my belly as well. I dont have any stretch marks on my belly yet, but I want to make sure they dont appear. My friend said she has extra bio oil because she just had her second child and she said it worked amazingly for her. I am just wondering if anyone else has any input on using bio oil, palmers lotion, or anything else to prevent stretch marks.
And please, I really don't want to hear the BS about stretch marks being genetic, I think that is absolutely ridiculous. Stretch marks have to do with your skin and the elasticity of it, not wether your mom got them or not.
All I am asking is for people's opinions on stuff that worked for them, not negative comments about how nothing will work. Thank you :]
Answer by pookiekins34 at 2:56 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
Lotion and coco butter don't really prevent stretch marks. It's just an individual thing- some people get them, some people don't.
Answer by skittles1108 at 2:57 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
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Answer by bootsky at 3:11 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 3:13 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
Keep hydrated, lots of water will keep the skin moist, Try not to use too hot of water in bath of shower it strips the natural oils. Keep up with the moisturizers, Bio oil will help with the ones your already have too. Oh and slow weight gain, but as we know with pregnancy that is not always easy. I had very few up until I start retaining water.
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Answer by worriedmommy600 at 3:28 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
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