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beppes1013:Last time I noticed my first one at around 33 weeks. Then after that it was like they spred overnight.
BFP#1 09/2009 * EDD 6/19/2010 * Born 6/12/2010
BFP#2 6/03/2012 * EDD 2/09/2013 * MC @ 5w2d 6/13/2012
BFP#3 8/30/2012 * EDD 5/16/2013
~Kat~:I didn't get any with DS1 until 38 weeks. So annoying! Now they are there right away as soon as I start to show. They pretty much are gone when I lose the baby weight though.
With my first pregnancy, I noticed them at 37weeks (also the week that was the first time a complete stranger reached out and touched my belly!), they had crept up underneath my belly button where I really couldn't see them until looking in a mirror and lifting up my bump a little. I did use Palmers throughout that pregnancy.
I am someone who is prone to stretch marks (I have them on my butt and hips from weight gain and growth spurts during puberty) so I wasn't surprised at them, but disappointed I had made it almost the whole pregnancy without them and BAM -- 37 weeks!
They aren't that bad, just 3 that are about an inch long above my belly button and multiples below my belly button. They do fade! But they are still there....
On doctoryourself.com it talks about taking high doses of vitamin C in pure form. You ladies should really check that site out. Doc also says it helps will delivery making it less painful n the recovery time faster. It can't hurt to try! Good luck all! :)
JNX4EVER:On doctoryourself.com it talks about taking high doses of vitamin C in pure form. You ladies should really check that site out. Doc also says it helps will delivery making it less painful n the recovery time faster. It can't hurt to try! Good luck all! :)
I've only got a few stretch marks-but I'm only 28 weeks along. And I'm not going to worry about them if/when they show up. Most of the ones I do have are from when I was fatter way before pregnancy.
And I'm sorry if this is perceived as negative here, but why all the hate for stretch marks? They show that you carried a baby. I didn't ever want kids, but I'm not going to try and hide the evidence of having had a baby. They should actually be seen as a badge of honor. A testament to the fact that you were able to have kids when there are people out there who can't have any kids.
That's just my opinion. See them as beautiful, as part of your story and the beginning part of your child's story, not as something to be hidden like you're ashamed.