Did you get stretch marks when you were pregnant??

United States
October 30, 2006 10:05am CST
If so, do they bother you? If not, did you use anything to prevent them? Guys, did your woman get them? And what do you think?
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• United States
30 Oct 06
Yes, my wife did get some stretch marks from her first pregnancy. However, I suppied her with an organic vitamin E cream, which she applied on a daily basis. This method was highly effective at reducing the stretch marks and were essentially gone within a few months of the cream's use. Not to promote any one particular product, but she used J.A.S.O.N. vitamin E cream.
• United States
30 Oct 06
thanks for the info., and the response
• United States
3 Nov 06
Sure thing. Anytime.
• United States
30 Oct 06
i didnt have any until i became overdue!! grr, but they've already faded and its only been 6 weeks :)
• United States
30 Oct 06
that's how I got mine too.
• United States
30 Oct 06
it was funny cuz i really thought i was hot sh*t cuz i didn't have any, but they just appeared during my last weeks and 1/2 of pregnancy.... joke was on me, hahahaha
@indiandevil (2135)
• Canada
30 Oct 06
yes i did but i just ignore them i mean alot of women get them nothing to be ashamed about
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• United States
30 Oct 06
you're right, thanks for the comment
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• United States
3 Nov 06
No. And neither did my wife.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
LOL!
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• United States
7 Nov 06
lmao, thanks for the comment
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I got most of my stretch marks withmy first preg, I had twins and was only 16 at the time, and my body couldn't handle the extra growth I had,and they just kept adding on after each preg, 5 kids total
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• United States
5 Nov 06
twins at 16! i give you props! the one i have seems hard enough of me lol.
• United States
7 Nov 06
wow! you definately have your hands full. I got most of mine with my first pregnancy too. i only got a couple with each of my other two. thanks for the comment
@sellj75 (208)
• United States
30 Oct 06
4 kids and no stretch marks
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• United States
30 Oct 06
that's great. Did you use anything to prevent them, like cocoa butter?
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@sellj75 (208)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I didn't use anything, but I also never got real big. I excercized a lot (nothing too strenuous, but a lot of walking and things like that), and watched what I ate. I knew too many people that used pregnancy as an excuse to gain 50-60 pounds, and now they still have that weight. I gained about 20, which made my doctor very happy.
• United States
30 Oct 06
I got them and they bother me, but I keep telling myself they are my trophies for having kids!!
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• United States
30 Oct 06
like battle scars, lol. believe me, I understand how you feel
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• United States
30 Oct 06
yeah, i agree! we got beautiful babies and it was all so worth it :)
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• United States
30 Oct 06
nope and have had 3 babies
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• United States
30 Oct 06
any secrets for not getting them?
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• United States
30 Oct 06
no secret i ate like a cow to gain a lovely 14 pounds most i gained was 16 i was 120 with my first 102 with my second and 97 with my third i just cant keep weight or put any on
3 Nov 06
Yes, and I would give anything to get rid of them, I find myself now wearing long tops to cover myself up, I have tried Bio oil but this did not help! suppose it is the price we pay for having children.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
well if you find a way to get rid of them, please let me know. someone said that maderma (sp) is supposed to help get rid of them, so i've been thinking of trying that
@briennekb (613)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Vitamin E. You can buy vitamin E lotion, or even better, by vitamin E liquid capsuls. Break the capsules and rub it on your belly. It doesn't soak into your skin like lotion so make sure you're home and walking around without a shirt on. Or put on a loose shirt that you don't mind ruining. Having the vitamin directly on your skin does wonders. I've heard that cocoa butter works okay but I have heard much better results coming from vitamin E capsules. This is what I did and I don't have one stretch mark. And boy did I stretch!!
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• United States
30 Oct 06
thanks for the comment, and the info
• United States
30 Oct 06
My wife got 2 little marks on her butt with our second child. They make me look at her butt more and I find them very cute. :)
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• United States
30 Oct 06
Thanks for the response. It's good to get a man's perspective.
• United States
30 Oct 06
I'm seven weeks postpartum and have stretch marks. Lotions and cocoa butter did nothing for me. Stretch marks are a genetic thing, so if your mom or aunts had them you will to. They're already starting to fade from the bright red that they were. They bother me some, but it's worth it for my son.
• United States
30 Oct 06
well said, thanks for the comment
• United States
30 Oct 06
I have stretch marks after having four children. I consider them my badges of honor. :)
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• United States
30 Oct 06
In that case, I must be the William Wallace of moms, lol. thanks for the comment
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• Canada
30 Oct 06
I'm 5 months pregnant with my first child, and so far no stretch marks. I have cocoa butter that I am supposed to be using to prevent them, but I keep forgetting to put it on.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
I think it depends on a lot of things. Your age, body type, how big you get, etc. Congratulations and enjoy being pregnant.
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• United States
1 Nov 06
No, i guess I was lucky being i had 4 kids and I got very large with 2 of them.
• United States
1 Nov 06
I'd say you're very lucky. I got really large with my first baby and I have so many stretch marks because of that
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• United States
5 Nov 06
Did you use any of the creams they have for stretch marks? I heard some work good.
• United States
7 Nov 06
i used palmers cocoa butter cream like it was life support, but it didn't work. if it did, i'd hate to see what i'd look like if i hadn't used it at all
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Yes i did get stretch marks, but not real bad, over the years they kinda faded away.
• United States
11 Jan 07
thanks for the comment
• Philippines
19 Dec 06
yes i do have stretch mark and it's really bother me alot because i have to be careful in choosing which clothes i'll be using coz i can't show off my tummy anymore. oh men
• United States
11 Jan 07
lolol, thanks for the comment
@lafavorito (2965)
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
Yes I have lots of stretchmarks, they do bother me because I used to wear tiny shirts that shows off my small waist but now I can't do that anymore. I'm currently using rosehip oil, hoping to lighten my stretchmarks, I really want to wear a bikini again in summer.
• United States
11 Jan 07
ive never heard of that before. you'll have to let me know if it works. thanks for the response and the info
• South Africa
11 Nov 06
I have stretch marks and I hate them. I did use stretch mark cream while I was pregnant and after that but it idn't help.
• United States
11 Jan 07
i used cocoa butter every day with my first one, and it didnt help at all. i used it with my otehr two, but not as much since the damage was already done
• Canada
7 Nov 06
nope i put cream on before bed and when i woke up
• United States
11 Jan 07
thanks for the response