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Are you using a lotion/cream to try to help prevent stretch marks?
BTDT moms, how did you do with previous pregnancies?
With DD I was great about remembering to use my lotion every morning after my shower. I didn't get any stretch marks until one the last few weeks and then a few more from delivery. Thankfully they all disappeared after several months!
This time I haven't been as good about remembering to use my Palmer's cocoa butter lotion. I really need to get better about it. Hoping the same will happen as last time.
Cassie, wife to Andrew, mommy to Sophia and Landon!
I have always heard stretch marks are hereditary. So not much you can do, you either get them or you don't. My mom has them bad, most after having me. She had 3 kids and it didn't get worse but the damage was done. I have had five and not one on my stomach. I do have them on my hips. I used creams with my first two then I realized I just don't get them so I stopped spending my cash. I keep my skin moisturized but that's it.
I also heard they were hereditary and that there wasn't anything that could actually prevent them. I just used regular lotion with my first, but mostly because my stretching skin itched. I only made it to 32 weeks, and got a little one on each side. Not sure if I would have gotten more or not.
I was religious with my lotions and butters, then at about 36 they started and they ripped over my stomach up past my belly button! It was AWFUL! I cried over it. I literally have pics at 36 weeks with nothing, and by the 38 weeks I was covered. I will share a pic once we get a private section. I didn't get more with my 2nd kid, but they got wider and deeper. I've put lotion and butter on them and they never fully healed up to be that silver color. They are so wide and deep I am not sure anything will really help. Hopefully I won't get anymore and they won't get any worse. Some got really painful because the skin where they are is so thin and they will bleed with a minimal scratch.
Yea the lotion didn't do anything to help me. I got some pretty bad ones. Oh well, nothing I can do about it now. Maybe I'll try to get them lasered off when I'm done having kids. Hopefully I won't get too many more this time around.
I have them all on my calves?! I don't even know lol. I have some on my boobs and upper thighs but not much on my stomach? Maybe one or two but they're practically invisible now. I always joke I had an alien baby because I've got them everywhere BUT my stomach.