i am on my 3rd pregnancy.. this time around i am having twins.. i am now 35.6 weeks pregnant and i was sooo ready to get stretch marks this time around... luckily i haven't had any (crossing fingers)... I really think if it is going to happen, it will happen.. but keeping yourself moisturized doesn't hurt, and reduces the itchiness, which can lead to you scratching and causing them to bleed, or maybe be worse than they would have been if you had moisturized.. I use palmers cocoa butter, and therapy oil :) both are resonably priced
this exactly. they come no matter what happens. the creams and oils just help make it easier and less itchy when you stretch. my stretch marks cam the last couple of months. with my first and i only have bout 2 months left with this one and no new stretch marks.
Quoting his88angel:I found that stretch marks came no matter what you do.
There is no scientific way to stop stretch marks. Keep hydrated and lotioning up can maybe help with itching help with your growing belly, but most of the time stretch marks are because genetics. Another great thing we get passed along to us lol. They will end up fading after a while. I HATED looking at them and you can't even tell they are there unless they are pointed out. Now I look at them I remind myself that I gave birth to a gorgeous and healthy little girl and no one can take that from me. Now that I am pregnant with number 2 I don't feel so self conscience about them and am actually waiting to see if there will be more of them because it means I'm getting near the end lol.
I couldn't escape stretch marks. I tried using coconut oil as well as the coconut cream they sell in the store and I still got bad stretch marks.
It's not genetic for me either. As no other female in my family has them. So I really cannot suggest much. You can try using lotions on a daily basis and see what happens. Most advice tells you to just use lotion daily and drink tons of water..gl!
I never got them till about 37 weeks with my first and barely any at all. My second I got a lot and sometime in the second trimester. My third I got a few more. I used cream to help with my itchy tummy.
Nothing prevents them.
They are genetic. I didn't get them with my son until around 9 months, and 8 with this pregnancy. Keeping extra weight gain to a minimum will help.
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