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belly button stretch marks? Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
20th Feb '12

So just wondered if any of you ladies got the same thing...My belly button hasn't popped, and it seems I have a ring of stretch marks all around my belly button and it only seems this passed week they have shown up. I didn't get stretch marks anywhere else, and I've never heard of it happening before.



If you ladies had the same thing, did they look pretty bad after delivery? I'm not super concerned, just curious. :)

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
20th Feb '12

I got stretch marks at about 32+ weeks i think?..



I use to have my belly button pierced & where my piercing hole was (on the top) i have a stretch mark that is about an inch long



My tummy looks like i've been attacked by a tiger LOL! 8)



I literally only have stretch marks on the left/right.. it actually looks like a tiger has dragged its claws down on an angle lol! :)



Im pretty happy though, mine fade from the awful pink/purpleish colour to clear.



It'll be interesting to see if i get more with this pregnancy!



My belly button never popped :)... maybe cus i was a little chubby haha!

Mommy/Wifey/Student Due May 12 (boy); 1 child; Morgan City, Louisiana 3057 posts
20th Feb '12

I never got an "outie" but have a crap load of stretch marks. Mine start pretty close to my belly button. As far as how they look after...every body is different. Some may have dark stretch marks for a long while and others lighten up pretty quickly.

Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
20th Feb '12

I've always wondered how women stay comfortable with a belly ring. :P Was the stretch mark where the actual piercing was?



It's literally a ring around my belly, all stretchmarks. Maybe I'll get lucky and they will turn clear.



Maybe I got the stretchmarks because my belly button isn't popping?



Either way, I signed up for it. lol,

mandela219 Due March 25 (girl); Cedar Lake, Indiana 22 posts
20th Feb '12

I had my belly button pierced and took it out when i had found out i was pregnant. Now i have this "arrowhead" looking stretchmark right above my belly button and only the left-side of my belly button is bulging a little. lol hopefully this will go back down and the stretch marks won't be as noticeable afterwards... but i did find some encouraging words about stretchmarks.. you have earned your tiger stripes (courage) i love tigers and their symbolism so this is a wonderful thing when i hear friends complaining about their stretch marks i just say i've earned my stripes hehe

AA&L Due June 23; TTA since Mar 2012; 1 child; Florida 721 posts
20th Feb '12

I thought it was so weird when I had stretch marks starting to make circles around my belly button. I just double checked and I can still see them 6 months later but they're not as bad as they used to be.

jadeebubbles Due February 20 (boy); 1 child; Southampton, United Kingdom 619 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting ♥ Flame'n Nuisance :" I got stretch marks at about 32+ weeks i think?.. I use to have my belly button pierced & where ... [snip!] ... to see if i get more with this pregnancy! My belly button never popped :)... maybe cus i was a little chubby haha! "

I have a belly like it was attacked by a tiger too :D
My worst marks are around my belly buttn they faded from purple to white but never went away
My belly button popped and is usually an innie

Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting AA&L:" I thought it was so weird when I had stretch marks starting to make circles around my belly button. I ... [snip!] ... my belly button. I just double checked and I can still see them 6 months later but they're not as bad as they used to be."


My belly:
http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg531/Missie9393/bellystretchmarks.png



Did it look like that by chance? The picture is a bit deceiving, they are actually quite a bit darker. And hey, taking this picture, I discovered one lone little stretch mark really low. :P

AA&L Due June 23; TTA since Mar 2012; 1 child; Florida 721 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting Missie93:" My belly: http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg531/Missie9393/bellystretchmarks.png Did it look like ... [snip!] ... they are actually quite a bit darker. And hey, taking this picture, I discovered one lone little stretch mark really low. :P"


Yup... that's exactly what they look like. Mine are a little bit lighter than your picture and I also haven't done any lotions or anything like that. I got LOADS of stretch marks though.... even straight across lines a few inches above my belly button (didn't know they could go that way either). I always thought they were just up and down and that was it lol

jadeebubbles Due February 20 (boy); 1 child; Southampton, United Kingdom 619 posts
20th Feb '12

wouldnt worry about those they are pretty good stretch marks compared to mine and others etc i have never seen them circular if you only have a month to go you might not get much more than that

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting Missie93:" My belly: http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg531/Missie9393/bellystretchmarks.png Did it look like ... [snip!] ... they are actually quite a bit darker. And hey, taking this picture, I discovered one lone little stretch mark really low. :P"


Those little stretch marks on the right hand side of the picture - down low, mine are all like that on both sides.. just MUCH bigger haha :)..



Honestly like a tiger attacked me and dragged its claws down

jadeebubbles Due February 20 (boy); 1 child; Southampton, United Kingdom 619 posts
20th Feb '12

[IMG]http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa100/jadahayes/DSCF2290.jpg[/IMG]



that was 3 days after my first pregnancy and i am bigger with this one so dreading the end results

Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting AA&L:" Yup... that's exactly what they look like. Mine are a little bit lighter than your picture and I also ... [snip!] ... my belly button (didn't know they could go that way either). I always thought they were just up and down and that was it lol"


Okay! So I'm not totally crazy. Hahaha, everyone I tried describing it to thought I was weird. It sort of looks like a doughnut, you know? I haven't used any creams. I had no idea they could be circular. I think I'm more amused than I am worried. xD

Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting ♥ Flame'n Nuisance :" Those little stretch marks on the right hand side of the picture - down low, mine are all like that ... [snip!] ... are all like that on both sides.. just MUCH bigger haha :).. Honestly like a tiger attacked me and dragged its claws down "


going through a pregnancy can be kind of like that...:) So they are more on your hips?

-C.Lit-:) 64 kids; Italy 35513 posts
20th Feb '12

thankfully they fade :D