When do stretch marks usually appear?
I have so far escaped but know they are just waiting to attack
They're practically gone now
I got a few small ones AFTER DD was born
oh didnt know you could get them after also,thought when got that far would be in the clear
hate to tell you this, but i worked for a company that supplied pregnancy products so i was using oil and cream religously and really thought i had escaped the dreaded stretch marks as i had got to 9 months with only one little one.................however since giving birth and stomach gradually shrinking back..............OH MY GOD..........there are quite a lot, and i am still using the oil. Cant believe it, really thought i had done well.
Thought I had gotten one at around 39 weeks only to realise it was a mark from my trackie bottoms being too tight
I also got none during pregnancy but when my tummy went down I noticed one small one low down
God I have loads to start with on my hips from when I lost a lot of weight, a few more aren't going to make much difference!!
[quote="jarashow":2rjyax23]God I have loads to start with on my hips from when I lost a lot of weight! [/quote:2rjyax23]
I'm the same jarashow! Am just about 14weeks but I'm noticing a few extra ones on my thighs and my boobs look like a road map now! Have been using bio oil but it's not makking any difference at all! Have been using it on an old scar that I have as well though and I do think that it's getting paler! Possibly just my imagination though!
bride-tob - oils/creams etc can help to fade stretch marks...so it's prob not your imagination
however..the bad news..
no creams/oils/potions can prevent stretch marks. You're either going to get them or you're not. It's down to genetics, skin elasticity etc. Even if you put a bottle of bio-oil on the bump every day, it won't prevent them. The skin tears a few layers down whereas creams etc only mosturize the top layer.
the good news..
there are creams that can fade them. Strivectin-D (i think is the name) is fantastic, expensive but worth it. I got this as a present and it's faded the stretch marks on my thighs right down. There are plenty of others too that are good
aaaggghhh! am 39 weeks and have none so thought I had escaped! Better stop being quietly smug!!!