will my stretchmarks disappear???

July 6, 2009 1:09am CST
hi to all mylotters..im 8 months pregnant, and i had so many stretch marks appearing in my lower abdomen and thighs... will this disappear after i gave birth??or the marks will still be visible?? and how can i make it lighten?? that it would be hardly noticeable??? help me pls.. thanks a lot..
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4 responses
• Germany
15 Jul 09
Hi, urcheekyangel. I am sorry to hear that the stretchmarks have already appeared. I have been carrying the stretchmarks till my baby was born until now and still they are still there. The advice that i will give you is do not scratch those stretchmarks even you feel itchy. I know it will be irratable sometimes, but try to bear with it or do something else to ease the itchiness. I had the itchiness when i was pregnant, especially the last trimester. Then i scratched them, and now i regret so much as the stretchmarks are in dark colours and never lighten. The other stretchmarks that i have never scratched are always in light colour, which will not be seen easily if you do not come near to me. But i hate those dark colour stretchmarks. They are really ugly! Luckily my hubby is ok with it. Well...remember, do not scratch. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
ohh.. too bad... i had so many stretchmarks right now..and its so ugly, but i havent scratched them ever since even if they are very itchy sometimes, i just put lotion and massage them everytime they are itchy...
@maximax8 (30107)
• United Kingdom
15 Jul 09
I got stretch marks after having my first baby. I found that cream helped keep my skin soft and moist. I noticed that the marks disappeared in a number of years. As time moved along my stretch marks faded so became less noticeable. After your baby is born you won't be thinking about your stretch marks I imagine. You will just be delighted to have your dear little baby. My baby girl was born two weeks ago. I don't think I have stretch marks this time around. If I have they are not at all noticeable. Good luck.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
8 Jul 09
Hi urcheekyangel, this may be too late to help if your stretch marks are already showing but what I did was to rub vitamin E cream from the Body Shop into my bump every day and I avoided stretch marks, maybe it will help if you start to do it now. I have no idea if they will disappear as I didn't get any but I had a very small bump. Try and apply it every day you have left before the birth and continue with it after and it may have a beneficial result, best of luck to you.
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
6 Jul 09
For the most part no they will not disappear, they may become lighter over time but they will be there. Sorry..