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My mom had stretch marks, and I never got them on my stomach. I do have a few on my bb's and hips. So I'm not sure about the hereditary part. But I do believe some women are just more prone to them.
I never used cocoa butter. I used any good quality lotion or oils that I could get my hands on. And I used them all day long. The more you make sure your stomach isn't dry, the better your chances. (Something about helping with the elasticity of your skin, blah, blah, blah)... just lube up!
Karen (34), mom to five (soon six) beautiful children....DS (15), DD (7), DS (6), DS (2), DD (5mos) and expecting baby #6 late May 2014!!!*Please do not mention on FB*
Pregnancy stats for baby #6, due late May 2014:
BFP (approx) 8dpo
(approx) 10dpo= HCG-31
(approx) 12dpo= HCG-123
(doubling time of 22.73 hours!!! )
8wk u/s appt scheduled for Oct. 14th
Prgnancy stats from baby #5:
13dpo= HCG-120, P4-20.5
19dpo= HCG-1427, (P4 was not taken again)
Doubling time = 40.31hrs
Doubling = 50.47hrs (from 19dpo to 27dpo)
First doc appt & u/s scheduled for Sept 10th