This is my third pregnancy and I have them now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> They do run in my family. My mom has them really bad as well as her mother and brother. Sadly they have popped up on my leg and now my crotch. I am going to try some herbal remedies that my midwife suggested-butcher's broom, comfrey, and marshmallow to make a paste to apply to my skin. I also am going to buy some support hose despite the heat in VA summers. And this thing... <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-PRENATAL-CRADLE-V2-SUPPORTER_W0QQitemZ120136488133QQihZ002QQcategoryZ1264QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-PRENAT...713.m153.l1262</a> I need to add some Vitamin E & B complex too. Hopefully this will help!