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If I could attach a sound file here, it would be the scary music from Psycho.<br><br>
STRETCH MARK! On my chest! Both of them! ALREADY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<br><br>
Oh well. I'm SURE it will be worth it.
 

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The nice thing about boob stretch marks is that, when your breasts go back to normal, the stretch marks are almost non-existant. I didn't even realize my mother had breast stretch marks until she started tanning topless....I remember asking her as a kid, what are those white tiger stripes?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Does that qualify as too much information? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyway, I got a few on my breasts last time and they're very faded now. The ones on my tummy, however, look like burn scars.....OY!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">....some people say that rubbing oils into your skin (esp. almond and apricot oil, I think) helps. Dr. Sears says it's all genetics, but having extra protein in your diet (vitamin E, too?) can help minimize the number you get. Post-pregnancy, there are A LOT of stretch mark creams (most of the pricey) that can help.
 

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Ummmmmm.....oh yeah, it IS worth it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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It's worth it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Honestly, I had a TON with DD (from engorgement, not the pregnancy) and I can't even tell I have them, I had to point them out to DH after we got married, he had never noticed them when we were dating <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Now the tummy ones on the other hand.... if the bub could gain use from my old ones, that would be GREAT, I really don't want any new ones!
 

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My mom didn't get a single stretch mark (or morning sickness). She couldn't breastfeed though, so I'd rather have my combination of side effects.<br><br>
I got my first stretch marks at 27 weeks (yay 3rd trimester) last time but only got low ones--nothing that would show with a 2 piece swim suit. My belly does have a funky pattern to it now, though.
 

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If its all genetic then I'm sunk! My mom has tiger stripes too *sigh*<br><br>
I remember seeing her stomach and asking in horror "Is THAT what stretch marks are?!"<br><br>
Better up my daily intake of EFAs! Aw, I don't really mind....I wish I didn't get them but it will be worth it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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ahwuko~ dont' give up hope! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
remember, you get your dad's genetic predisposition, too. My mother didn't have a single stretch mark on her stomach, but my stomach looks like a scene out of a horror movie (twins carried to 40 weeks....oy!). Looks like I got my stretchmark predisposition from my dad's side. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know my case doesn't inspire much hope, but it does give evidence that stretch marks aren't all a mom-to-mom thing..... maybe you'll get lucky and just have breast marks!
 
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