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#1 of 35 Old 01-20-2007, 12:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm curious about how many of us have gotten stretch marks so far. I'm 35 weeks and don't have any (yet--I know there's still time). Please don't vote if you already had them (unless you're speaking of this time during your last pregnancy)!
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#2 of 35 Old 01-20-2007, 01:23 PM
 
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Not yet.....(fingers are crossed)...I'm 36 weeks and 5 days! Hoping to make it 2 more weeks and 3 days without any....we'll see (holding breath)
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Ooooh yeah. They got me GOOD! My SIL says I have the most she's ever seen on a mom carrying a singleton..eek! They even surprised my midwife! lol.

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I didn't get them until I was 37 or 38 weeks along with dd. I have some new ones from this babe that I think showed up around week 33.
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My stretch marks from my last pg are just extending...
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not any new ones. just the old ones from ds still hanging out

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Millions of them. And they're perpendicular to the ones from my first pregnancy so now my belly is plaid.
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Millions of them. And they're congruent to the ones from my first pregnancy so now my belly is plaid.
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haven't got any new ones. all though the old ones are turning pink again.

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I had some on my breasts from first baby...none have popped up with this pregnancy. I will be 38 weeks on Monday.

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It never occurred to me that I could get them on my breasts! I went from a 34C to a 36E/F, so I'm surprised there aren't any.
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I try not to think about it.... : My poor tum's gonna hang like a bag for a few weeks afterwards - just thinking about it turns me white! eeyuchh!!!
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Nope, not on my tummy. I have a few on my hips but my tummy is bare!
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You know I already had a bunch from my first 3 children, so I figured I wouldn't be getting more - but low and behold, I seem to be getting even more - mostly on my breasts.

My torso is going to look like a road map by the time I am through!
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I've gotten new ones each time. It's like a game I play with myself now. Find the new stretchmarks.

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My first pregnancy I didn't pop a single stretchmerk until between 38 and 39 weeks, then bam - a bunch all at once, lol. (Okay, I can see why a mom getting a c-section anyhow might do it by 38 weeks in light of that timing, heh.) I'm at the same point in this pregnancy and I'm not seeing any new ones I don't think, just can feel the texture and see all the old ones spread back out, so they're all white instead of red this time. There's still a couple weeks for me to develop some new ones I figure
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not any new ones. just the old ones from ds still hanging out
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I'm almost 37 weeks, and I'm just barely starting to see a few showing up. I have plenty from my first pregnancy, but I'm 30lb lighter this time around...maybe it won't be so bad!
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36 weeks, 3 days. not a mark.
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I'm 37 weeks 5 days and I got a ton of new ones this time 2 pregnancies ago but no new ones last time or this time. Maybe my skin finally gave up LOL
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I've gotten a few but they are really faint. I had them worse with my first pregnancy and those ones faded to almost nothing. Weird since my belly is much tighter and itchier this time
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None this time, none last time. I think it's probably the vitamin c in combination with Lysine that I take, it really helps your body to develop the collagen it needs.
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I've been SO itchy since I posted this poll... I probably jinxed myself.
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I didn't get any with my first until 38 weeks. Then it was only 2 on the underside of my belly. With #2 I had quite a few more earlier on (around 32-34 weeks), but still all on the underside of my belly. No new ones yet this pregnancy.
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I replied about my stomach only...none yet (I hope I haven't jinxed myeself).

I do have the them on my breasts and other parts of my body (legs, hips, etc.) but those are not from pregnancy. In fact, some of my hip stretch marks are getting darker, but nothing on my stomach so far.

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I am really prone to stretch marks, and I've been getting them since puberty, so I'm not surprised that I've gotten a bunch on my belly. What I AM surprised about is that they aren't that huge yet! (And I'm at 37 weeks, so presumably I'm not going to get that much bigger.) So far, they're mostly extending outwards from faded marks I had from when I weighed a bit more.

I expected them to be much worse by now!
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I started getting them around 16 weeks already. My breasts, backside and thighs are completely covered.

My midwife said "are those all from this pregnancy?" when she saw them
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Not yet. I, of course have ones from my first one and then I got a few above my belly button w/my second. I haven't noticed any new ones, but I seem to be a bit smaller this time around.

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None this time, none last time. I think it's probably the vitamin c in combination with Lysine that I take, it really helps your body to develop the collagen it needs.
I am now popping vitamin c as I write ....
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I am now popping vitamin c as I write ....
I think it's the combination. DH and I started taking the two as part of the regimen Linus Pauling recommends. If you look up his name on Google, it brings up all the theory. Most of it talks about the heart, but collagen's in almost all parts of the body. I guess I officially have no stretchmarks this time, the little boy was born yesterday . He surprised us coming at 37 weeks, 4 days. He's healthy, fully developed, and over a pound bigger than his sister who was born at 38 weeks, 6 days, so I guess it was just his time!
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