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  • I got them during puberty

    2 8.70%
  • I didn't get them during puberty

    0 0%
  • I got them during puberty and pregnancy

    9 39.13%
  • I got them during puberty but not pregnancy

    5 21.74%
  • I didn't get them in puberty but did in pregnancy

    8 34.78%
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    Default Stretchmarks and puberty

    Another thread on stretchmarks got me thinking about puberty and stretchmarks. I often hear women say 'I got them during puberty so i must be 'prone' to them but didn't get them while pregnant' usually followed by an explanation of the cream they used that 'stopped' the stretchmarks.
    I realised that i have never actually known a woman who doesn't have stretchmarks from puberty - most are so minor you can't even tell but they have at least some. I have minor ones on my bum from puberty but they are so fine you can't even really see them - i actually didn't even realise i had them until 'stretchmarks' became a hot topic in my late teens and i looked closer at my skin. None anywhere else. All my friends had them too. When i go to the beach i see most women have the thin ones on their hips.
    I do have a point - is there anyone out there who doesn't have stretchmarks from puberty (i mean at all - not one one)?
    I don't believe having them pre-pregnancy means you are going to get them during pregnancy either and wonder why everyone thinks it does because puberty ones seem extremely common but most women i know don't any from pregnancy or not many but everyone does from puberty (that i've known).
    So i'm curious - do you have stretchmarks from puberty? and do you have them from pregnancy?
    Poll included (i hope - my first time trying a poll).
    Last edited by MothersMilk; 26-12-2011 at 08:35.

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    Plenty from puberty, 0 from my first 2 pregnancies, 5 small ones from my last pregnancy.

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    I've got a few tiny ones from puberty, so small that you can barely see them.
    I'm 33weeks and have big red ones all over my hips and bum (none yet on my tummy )

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    My boobs were covered in stretchmarks from when I grew 2 cup sizes over a winter when I was a teenager. My boobs kind of looked like sunflowers with stretch marks radiating out from my nipples! But 20+ yrs down the track they are fine silvery lines.
    I've just had my 3rd baby and don't have a single pregnancy stretchmarks. I used cocoa butter during my first pregnancy, but didn't bother for the next two. I think if you're going to get them, you will regardless of any lotions or potions you use on your skin.

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    I got faint ones from puberty around my hips
    With dd I got 4 tiny faint ones. I used no creams during pregnancy apart from some light body butter because my skin was itchy

    I always hear if your mum got them so will you because they were hereditary. But my mum has tons from all her pregnancies and you really notice mine

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    Not one stretchmark from puberty or otherwise. I never heard of puberty stretchmarks until the other thread.
    (Can't do poll on phone)

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    I got stretchmarks at puberty when my hips widened. They disappeared a couple of years later though and I got none in either of my pregnancies.
    I believe using rosehip oil on my skin and taking vit c and vit e capsules helped enormously

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    Wow colonel mustard, you are the first person i've heard of with none at all. You are amazingly lucky

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    I've too never heard of anyone with stechmarks from puberty?!?!

    I only got fine tiny ones on my boobs after I weaned DS1 and they engorged something chronic!!

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    I saw this and had to add!!
    I went through puberty at 11, over night I was a c cup n had stretch marks over my boobies an bum I never looked my age!
    I'm 28 now and am not much different from all the time ago. My body is the same....
    I'm trying to conceive and worry about getting them


 

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