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Stretch Marks.../Bio oil or mama mio products? Help!

Postby preghopes » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:42 am

Hi girls,

Im just wondering what you are using for stretch marks


I noticed that Bio oil is a main product for pregnant ladies but Im a bit concerned if i should use it or not as it has Vitmain A in it. It has retinyl palmitate in it and i've read in alot of places to avoid this during pregnancy..... oh so confusing!

I was thinking of trying the mama mio stretch mark products which are a bit expensive but if they are good i wouldnt mind too much. I have seen another brand Earth Mama Angel Baby products which are completely natural and they are more reasonable but dont know if there any good.

Any recommendations? Oh and preferably one that smells nice as i bought natural oil in the chemist and the smell is so not helping my sickness!!

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Postby mrsdg2010 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:46 am

Hi there,
I used Bio Oil with baby No1 and although its very good, I fould it took ages to dry in and still felt sticky. I got Mama Mio products as a pressie for Christmas and have also bought Palmers stretch mark cream which I both use regularly. Find that they dry in faster so hopefully they will be as good as the Bio Oil products. Hope this helps...... :wv

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Re: Stretch Marks.../Bio oil or mama mio products? Help!

Postby Dolliewollie » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:49 am

TBH im not going to waste my money on those creams - I use E45 lotion all over everyday anyway - once you keep your skin moisturised it should be fine! I might get a tub of palmers cocoa butter though as its so yummy and feels really moisterising & non greasy and use it on my tummy area.
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Postby SandyClaws » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:58 am

I used bio oil every day for the first few weeks. I'm 12 weeks and have stretch marks already on one side of my bellybutton.. They started bout 3 weeks ago.. So don't think it makes a huge diff what you use because if you get them you get them... I have faint stretch marks on arms legs boobs etc from wright gain and loss but heyre faint.. These ones on my belly are the reddish ones you see on Pregnant women..
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Re: Stretch Marks.../Bio oil or mama mio products? Help!

Postby Dolliewollie » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:05 am

Im hoping I'll get away without any! In fairness though I put on weight slowly over the last few years so I have a pretty big belly anyway so hopefully its just used to being stretched lol!
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Postby pixiebell » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:19 am

Hi ya,

Im using the Boots own brand oil and Palmers cocoa butter moisturizer (its €5 in tesco for a big enough bottle) and the boots oil is €7.35. You could spend a fortune on stuff and still have stretch marks.
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Re: Stretch Marks.../Bio oil or mama mio products? Help!

Postby Aventine » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:26 am

I've been using the Bio Oil since I found out I was pregnant. No sign of any marks yet and hoping they won't appear. Not sure if it's down to the Bio Oil or not!!!

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Re: Stretch Marks.../Bio oil or mama mio products? Help!

Postby candypants » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:18 pm

Midwifes and nurses assured me that nothing works!
It is down to your body, you will either get them or you dont unfortunatly, so i wont be wasting my money. I never used anything on DD1 and never got them.

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Postby Veruca-Salt » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:31 pm

My sister never used anything and after 4 babies her tummy is still perfect, my friend used bio oil daily and after one baby hers is covered in them. Seems to be the luck of the draw I guess ;o(
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Postby ghostchild2 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:38 pm

candypants wrote:Midwifes and nurses assured me that nothing works!
It is down to your body, you will either get them or you dont unfortunatly, so i wont be wasting my money. I never used anything on DD1 and never got them.

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That's what I was told also. I use palmers cocoa butter anyway. I didn't get any.
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