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stretch marks... *rocky* (expecting #1) 1 child; Hiawatha, IA, United States 842 posts
19th Apr

if you got em, when during your pregnancy did they show up? do they hurt/itch? what color? did they fade? what, if anything, did you put on them, lotions etc?

blessedmommy1 Due May 1; 1 child; United States 32 posts
19th Apr

I only got a couple. They do not hurt or itch. They thank goodness are a color that sorts blends into my skin. They have faded though. I put lotion on I just don't remember what. 

fertility goddess Due November 14; 2 kids; United States 1333 posts
19th Apr

I got them after labor with dd1, no extras with dd2.  They itched a little.  I'm brown-skinned and they were lighter than my skin color, like the color of my palms.  Some faded.  They don't bother me at all even though they are noticeable.  I got visible abs for the first time in my life after dd1 so it was worth the trade off;) 

blessedmommy1 Due May 1; 1 child; United States 32 posts
19th Apr

Quoting livingfornow:
I got them after labor with dd1, no extras with dd2.  They itched a little.  I'm brown-skinned and they were lighter than my skin color, like the color of my palms.  Some faded.  They don't bother me at all even though they are noticeable.  I got visible abs for the first time in my life after dd1 so it was worth the trade off;) 


Visible abs? NiceMid Happy

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32448 posts
19th Apr

mine itched if I remember with DD1. They started showing up around week 22 as really light marks. I had them all over my hips by the end of the pregnancy. I used Lavender shae butter with that pregnancy.

With this pregnancy I don't remember when they started showing on my hips again, I use cocoa butter this time but only really cover my belly because f**k it, I already have marks on my hips and butt.

*rocky* (expecting #1) 1 child; Hiawatha, IA, United States 842 posts
19th Apr

i'm 23 weeks and measuring normally and haven't gotten any yet. i guess i'm just worried because i was small when i got pregnant, but not super in shape. i'm hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

Lydiearr 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 2889 posts
19th Apr

They came around the third trimester with both DD1 & 2. They faded after a few months with DD1 (not sure about the new ones yet as I'm only 5 weeks PP), but they are a purpley/red colour. The ones from DD1 that faded went a white/skin colour. They didn't hurt or itch though, except for when I was in the 3rd trimester with DD1, but I think it was from my belly stretching so much for the first time making my skin react that way. I've been putting bio oil on pretty much since I had DD1, and I think they helped fade those stretch marks. I used them all through my pregnancy with DD2, and I think it helped reduce the severity of getting more stretch marks. 

Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5770 posts
status 19th Apr

I had one up until like 35 weeks, then boom itchy stretch marks all over the belly. They stopped itching and they faded a lot, now they blend into my skin. 

*~*Harmoni*~* 5 kids; Burton, Michigan 436 posts
19th Apr

I only had some on my thighs until this pregnancy...this is my 5th and now I'm getting them on my stomach. My previous ones were skin colored, so not too noticeable, the ones I'm getting on my stomach seem redder after i shower, but then fade slightly after my body cools down. Try using palmers cocoa butter lotion for stretch marks..it has always worked for me.

Momma R 2 kids; Washington 3631 posts
19th Apr

I didn't get a single stretch mark from either pregnancy. I gained a big amount of weight too. Doesn't always happen. 

Zzz Due July 20 (boy); 1 child; fuuuuuuuu, OH, United States 2072 posts
19th Apr

I had zero until 36 weeks and my skin itched so bad i would cry! And they just wouldnt stop coming. They were really light colored though. Since this pregnancy ive gotten a ton of new ones. Oh well idc.

*frisky2times* Due August 27 (girl); 2 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 2633 posts
19th Apr

This is my third I already have so many I don't even care anymore lol. Some people get them some don't. I'm just thankful I bounce right back weight wise! Within my first I made until 38 weeks before getting any! With ds 2 it was like 28 weeks so far this time I don't think I have any new ones but I can't tell.

CircleK 1 child; 1 angel baby; Federal Way, WA, United States 10158 posts
status 19th Apr

I didn't get them until midway through the third trimester. They were purple and itched like crazy. After DD was born, I noticed them on the inside of my thighs too. As I lost the baby weight and the flabby skin, they started fading until they were barely noticeable.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26961 posts
19th Apr

Quoting *rocky* (expecting #1):
if you got em, when during your pregnancy did they show up? do they hurt/itch? what color? did they fade? what, if anything, did you put on them, lotions etc?


I got flesh colored ones in like my last month of pregnancy. They never hurt, but they itched a bit and still do when the weather changes. They have always remained flesh colored and I never put anything on them. They don't bother me at all.

Cindy[+1]♥ 1 child; Kentucky 10616 posts
20th Apr

Around 30ish weeks. I didnt even see most of them until after i gave birth lol.