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Old 06-21-2006, 06:40 PM   #21
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I guess I'm a lucky one...no stretch marks anywhere and no tears in birthing. I did put coconut and almond oil on my belly and boobs twice a day during pregnancy, and did lots of squating and kegals to prevent tearing. I also eat lots of avocados, which has vitamin E in it which helps the skin.

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Old 06-21-2006, 06:48 PM   #22
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I don't think I got any with my second or third... perhaps because there wasn't any room left after getting about 3,000 for my first!! But now they are very faded and even during my last pg you could barely see them. Or so I told myself. LOL
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:20 PM   #23
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i look like a cat attacked my tummy. they're slowly turning silver...a year later my mom didn't get any with either of us so i was hoping to luck out with genetics...nope. even the palmers oil did nothing. just made me feel like i was being prepared to bake
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:23 PM   #24
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MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I am blessed with very stretchy skin, I am guessing.
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:48 AM   #25
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I've been really lucky so far. I only have two stretch marks, and they are coming up in a "v" shape from my navel piercing hole. I dont doubt that if I had never pierced my gosh darn belly button, I probably wouldn't have gotten them! They are about 2 inches long and are a nice dark shade of purple (lol). I don't like them, but I'm thankful....it could be MUCH worse! Hopefully they will fade a bit and won't be too noticable.
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:09 PM   #26
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I'm on baby #3 and none yet.. *cross my fingers*
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:23 PM   #27
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Re: Sretch marks?

Even with twins I didn't severe stretch marks. I certainly never got the long, angry red type. It was more like a lot of little tiny strech marks that started on my butt and went across my tummy. Dh has stretch marks on his butt and some major ones across his back from growth spurts during puberty. I really think he has more than I do!
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:30 PM   #28
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i didnt while pregnant, onlya couple on my sides got a tad bigger that id had since i was 10 or younger. i gt to 42.5 weeks with none. he was 5 days old and suddenly i had them on my belly. :sigh:
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:52 PM   #29
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With my daughter I developed light stretch marks on the tops of my breasts. And I think the ones I have on the insides of my thighs actually happened during labour?

My mother developed many stretch marks from her three pregnanacies. Her sister, who takes exceptional care of her skin didn't develope any notable stretch marks during her three. I really think that while a good deal of it is genetic, another major factor in how your skin deals with pregnancy and weight gain has to do with how well you take care of your skin not only when you are pregnant but also when you aren't pregnant. Can't start taking good care of your skin once you get a positive pregnancy test and expect to come out with minimal damage. You need to lotion your body everyday, especially after bathing. Water really dries skin out.

My doctor said its mostly genetics .... that some women can do everything right:
gain weight evenly slowly and less no more than 30lbs
excersise
drink lots of fluids
mantain and add to a healthy skin routine (including using little to no soap, lotion, oils rich in vitamins etc)
take extra vitamins
and they are still going to get it no matter what
dark tones of skin are also more likely to get it than lighter tones is what he said
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Old 07-04-2006, 09:26 PM   #30
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None for me. I have two small ones on my hips from puberty, but I did not get any from pregnancy. I did butter up each day, sometimes twice from head to toe....
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