I am 30 weeks pregnant with my first, I am starting to get stretch marks not many but wondering what tips and tricks everyone used to get rid of them or avoid getting more? Iv been using bio oil after I shower, what's your advice?
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15-05-2012 19:04 #1
15-05-2012 19:05 #2
You can't stop them.
Nature can be a B&T@H!!
15-05-2012 19:07 #3
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15-05-2012 19:37 #6
I got heaps of stretchies on my hips when I went through puberty so I thought for sure I'd end up covered in them after pregnancy.
I've been using coconut oil on my bump and despite me being absolutely ginormous, I don't have any stretchies on my bump!
it stays that way as I still have two weeks to go...
I think any moisturiser will help with your skins elasticity but you need to take Vitamin C for your skins collagen as well.
15-05-2012 19:57 #7Senior Member
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DD1 likes to use cocoa butter. She got some stretchmarks with rapid growth during puberty and claims cocoa butter helped reduce them.
15-05-2012 20:05 #8
Sadly you can't stop them, I am 38 weeks with my first and my lower belly looks like a road map! Whereas my mum who had different skin to me (I take after my dad, sadly!) had only a couple around an old appendix scar even after 11 children!
I've been using Palmers Butter as I found before I was preg that a scar I'd had for years had faded considerably since using it, so I'm hoping continued use will help fade these lines.
15-05-2012 21:26 #9
It's internal. You can apply topical creams and it MAY help somewhat, but it won't prevent them or remove them once they're there.
It's generally genetics that'll decide it - generally, if you get them during puberty, you'll get them during pregnancy.
15-05-2012 21:43 #10
I'm afraid there isn't much you can do.. Try to drink plenty of water and keep using the bio oil.
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