Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stretch Marks

Whelp I made it through one entire pregnancy completely unscathed from those angry red streaks.  Then I made it 8.5 months through another pregnancy before they finally reared their ugly head.  I was so smug too.

I knew I should have been nicer in high school.

Now I know that some women call them a badge of honor, the true mark of a pregnant warrior.  Blah, blah, blah.  I think they're ugly and vile and I hate them.  I think some women just delude themselves with that stretch mark empowerment crap to make themselves feel better.  I kind of wish I could do the same, but I can't because I don't want stretch marks!

I don't even understand why I had to get them.  I didn't gain an excessive amount of weight.  I used coconut oil/coco butter/ moisturizer religiously.  My stomach did get bigger in this pregnancy, but not hugely big.  I don't understand!!!  It's not fair.  ::pouts in the corner::

stretch marks
I call malarky on this one.
But pissing and moaning about them isn't going to help them go away, and I'm sure more will crop up in the next few weeks or even after delivery.

I know there's nothing you can do to make them completely go away, but they can be forced into submission right?  I heard bio oil is good.  

Who knows how to fade these red beasts on my belly?  How long does it take for them to fade?  What should I expect?


Khloé Belle Gadson said...

I'm waiting for some responses. I've never been able to get rid of them but I will try bio oil.

I had my son about 2 years ago and didn't get them from him - got them 14 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child and got them when I turned 9 months. I thought I had escaped them but lo and behold...i did not!

I'm a new follower from SITS!

Khloe said...

I agree with you 100%. I didn't get any stretch marks with my daughter. Hopefully I won't get any with my second pregnancy. I used Bio Oil during my first pregnancy and I liked it. However, and this is a biggie, I believe that stretch marks have more to do with you skin elasticity than any product we use to prevent them. I still use the products just to relieve my psyche. Once you've had the baby use a fading cream. Those do help. Try Vita-K.

Babes Mami said...

I didn't get any while pregnant I thought but after now that I'm losing more weight again, they are showing up. What is that about??

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