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How far into my pregnancy will I start getting stretch marks?

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4 years ago
I'm currently 17 weeks pregnant and I wanted to know around what week will I start to get stretch marks around my belly. I've been applying Palmer's Cocoa Butter since I found out I was pregnant. I also wanted to know what type of cream's people are using. Thanks!

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4 years ago
Honestly, whether or not you get stretch marks is all in the genetics.  No amount of lotion or creme is going to prevent them.  I started to get them around 16 weeks and have plenty.Now, what the lotions and cremes do for you is this.  1 - help keep the itching at bay because your skin gets so dry.  2 - anything with cocoa or shea butter, also neroli oil will help keep those stretch marks soft. I made the choice to avoid many products that have parabens.  I use Lush.com's Massage Therapy bar on my belly.  It's paraben free with cocoa and shea butters and neroli oil.  Oh, and did I mention it smells great!  Nice and relaxing.  I use it twice a day and love it.  It has made a huge difference.
4 years ago
I'm a small statured woman, only 5'3" and 117 before pregnancy and I've gained 25lbs so far and I'm 37 weeks preggo and I haven't gotten ANY stretch marks. I rubbed palmers cocoa butter on my belly after every shower starting at 20 weeks. I know everyone is different and there are some people that dont get any and some who get a lot no matter what they use.
4 years ago
I was one of those unlucky people that tried everything with my first pregnancy and still gots tons of stretch marks! I tried everything but I have been using the cocoa butter with this pregnancy and although I doubt it will make a difference as to wether I get more this time around it does seem to add moisture to my skin.. good luck and just hope and pray that you are lucky genetically and dont get them =)
4 years ago
Thanks everyone. I'm hoping to be the lucky one's that don't get much or any stretch marks but I highly doubt it =)
4 years ago
REALLY THERE IS'NT ANY TELLING WHEN USUALLY WHEN U START GETTING BIGGER...7,8,9TH MONTH OF PREGNANCY,BUT  POUR BABY OIL IN UR BODY WASH , AND USE BIO OIL EVERY MORNING THEY BOTH HELP KEEP THEM DOWN.
4 years ago
It depends on your skin and genetics.  I've had them since getting hips and boobs at puberty, so I knew I would get them for sure during pregnancy.  Sure enough they showed up around week 15 and at 21 weeks I now have them on the tummy.  I've only gained 14 lbs and have used cocoa and shea butter the whole time.  My mom hardly has any at all, but we have a different skin type.

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