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Old 05-23-2009, 08:53 AM   #21
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Re: Anyone make it through 3 or more pregnancies without getting stretchmarks?

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My 4th pregnancy as well, first 3 no stretch marks and this time around I am just now starting to get them. They are faint, but they are there!

ETA and w/ my 1st I gained 60lbs, this time so far it's only been 15lbs...strange!
That is really crazy.

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baby #3 here....and so far so good...no stretch marks & i have 3 wks left...woot!
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I'm on 4th/5th pregnancy.. didn't grow a whole lot with 4ht though... but have no stretchmarks. Like a previous person said, think genetic plays a big part. Also, I am very long waisted so lots of room for babies to grow lengthwise without getting big outward. Mine were also 7.4 and 6.12 only.
Jennifer, I think you are right. I have a long torso as well so there is lots of room for baby (not that it feels like it at the end). Yippee for the genetics of stretchy skin.

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Old 05-23-2009, 09:14 AM   #22
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Re: Anyone make it through 3 or more pregnancies without getting stretchmarks?

I started off prego being quite small/thin, so I'm sure I'll have stretch marks. The only people I've seen not to gain stretch marks during pregnancy were people that started off quite large before being prego. I think it would have to be a miracle if a thin, small person did not get even a single stretch mark.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #23
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Re: Anyone make it through 3 or more pregnancies without getting stretchmarks?

My aunt went through five without any! I'm majorly jealous! And Tessa, my aunt was very thin, and never got any, so that's not true!
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:09 PM   #24
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I have baby number five in December and generally pretty thin and still no stretchmarks here. It is definitely doable!
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:23 PM   #25
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Re: Anyone make it through 3 or more pregnancies without getting stretchmarks?

I'm tall and have a long torso (and am not thin) and I got a TON of stretchmarks. Ugh. I look like a tiger! The weird thing was that I had a bunch of stretchmarks even when my belly was small and my skin was not stretched tight at all. Sad sad genetics.
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Re: Anyone make it through 3 or more pregnancies without getting stretchmarks?

A friend recommended dermelastic serum I use to dimish stretch marks - she used during pregnancy with twins and swears by it. I am a fan too! Im using dermelastic serum daily and exfoliate first; key is you have to use it regularly. Im really dedicated to keeping my skin looking good!! THe texture is light and whipped. Loving the light fresh aroma too!
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Re: Anyone make it through 3 or more pregnancies without getting stretchmarks?

I had stretch marks from before I ever had a baby, but I didn't get any new ones from pregnancy. Which I thought was a miracle considering I'm 4"11' and 80lba prepregnancy. The ones I got were from a growth spurt as a teen grr. I feel ya with fearing them in a new pregnancy, I worry with #2 now too. I think as long as you use something that helps the elasticity of your skin and keep your weight gain slow and steady you'll be fine.
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:31 AM   #28
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Re: Anyone make it through 3 or more pregnancies without getting stretchmarks?

I think that genetics determine for the most part whether you'll get stretch marks or not and it sounds like genetics are on your side! I have stretch marks on my thighs from a junior high growth spurt and my mom has lots of stretch marks so I'm guessing I will probably not be so lucky. But I am trying everything I can to prevent if I can help it! Taking collagen and fermented cod liver oil every day to help with skin elasticity and applying a homemade body butter (with shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil and essential oils) daily. This is my first pregnancy so we shall see. Good luck you!!
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Re: Anyone make it through 3 or more pregnancies without getting stretchmarks?

I have 5 kids, currently preggo with my 6th (its early and im having some complications) but I've never gotten stretch marks. It's possible.
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Re: Anyone make it through 3 or more pregnancies without getting stretchmarks?

I agree with pp on genetics too, definitely, my sister has never gotten a stretch marks, and she's on her fourth, my mother didn't get any and my grandmother didn't get them with 4 kids. I only got them from gaining a ton of weight as a teen way way too fast. I think I skipped quite a few days with the lotion I was using with my first but yeah no stretch marks from pregnancy, none so far with this one either, but we'll see, got a ways to go lol.
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