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I use vitamin E lotion that has not been working so far (7 MO pregnant) what are your recommendations?

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Advanced Cream Formula - 5.29 oz $39.99 yikes! Is this worth it?

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MonteSSgirl

Asked by MonteSSgirl at 1:04 PM on Apr. 15, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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  • I don't think you can prevent stretch marks. I could be wrong but i think it is genetic.
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 1:05 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • This may be tedious but try buying the vitamin E capsules, pricking a hole in them and squeeze out the Vitamin E directly onto your bely and rub in. Good Luck!
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 1:07 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Stretch marks have a lot more to do with genetics than anything else. You can keep the skin moist and suppple..but if you're going to get them, they are going to happen anyway. The mederma therapy is mostly to reduce the appearance after birth.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 1:09 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I so far only have them on my thighs..is that strange that there is not any on my belly yet? And I do like the pill idea, have you tried that personally?
    MonteSSgirl

    Comment by MonteSSgirl (original poster) at 1:09 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • No, not strange you don't have them on your belly. I didn't get them on my belly til 36 or 37 weeks. It happened overnight it seems.

    They are hereditary. there really is no way to prevent them.
    Soniam301

    Answer by Soniam301 at 5:44 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • The ones on my thighs seem to have happend over night too. There scary looking, and its depressing. Hereditary meaning marks run in my family?
    MonteSSgirl

    Comment by MonteSSgirl (original poster) at 5:47 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Yes, stretch marks run in your family :(

    Soniam301

    Answer by Soniam301 at 8:31 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • this makes me sad
    MonteSSgirl

    Comment by MonteSSgirl (original poster) at 8:52 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • this may sound gross but i filled my hands with baby oil coca butter and a sprinkle of baby powder to make it a little pasty and i didnt get any stretch marks with my 1st dd with my 2nd i didnt care and wow i got alot funny thing is i weighed 20 lbs less with my second child and she gave me them all,

    whitenena

    Answer by whitenena at 9:01 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Oh wow! so none with the first and all with the second? this is just crazy how stretch marks work... so I guess I should just roll with the punches?
    MonteSSgirl

    Comment by MonteSSgirl (original poster) at 9:03 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

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