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Old 01-14-2002, 08:13 AM   #1
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stretch marks...again

With my daughter i went from 107 lbs to 156 lbs, and she was a big, overdue baby. Needless to say, in the last few weeks, I got stretch marks on my abdomen. Lots of them. Fortunately, 99 percent of them were low enough that I could still wear a 2 piece swimsuit, and noone could see em. This time around, Im afraid I will get more. I can live with what I have, but I would hate to get them higher up, thus condemning me to the dreaded one-piece swimsuit forever. I know its petty and vain, but I started out as a single mom (married now for all you who dont know) and looking good was important to me and still is. I exercise, eat right, and all that. My weight gain with my daughter was pretty much all baby, as I lost it right away. Ive been advised by some jerky doctor to just try to gain less weight, but how do I do that when none of my last weight gain was excess body fat??? I just seem to grow big babies. I would rather have a big healthy baby and some more stretch marks when it comes down to it. But ugh!!!! I hate em anyway.

 
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Old 01-14-2002, 10:26 AM   #2
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Re: stretch marks...again

I wish I had some helpful tips, but I used vitamin E DAILY the entire time I was pregnant and still got stretch marks! Then I gained a bunch of weight and between pregnancy and the extra weight gain, I went from 135 to 200 lbs! Well, last year I started working out and got back down to 130 in about 8 months. Now, I have a really nice guy in my life after a terrible divorce and am afraid of getting heavy again. I have gained 10 lbs back! All of that weight loss however gave me TONS of stretch marks and my stomach looks like loose skin with stretch marks just hanging there, it's terrible for the old seld esteem, let me tell ya! Also, I am afraid of getting pregnant again because I dont want to gain weight again. My boyfriend and I are very serious and have talked about having kids. I know this sounds selfish, but I am AFRIAD to have another baby because I dont wanna get fat again and get even MORE stretchmarks.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I understand and if anyone knows a way to minimize them, please let us know. Is there surgery that can be done? I am willing to do it, that's how bad they are! If you have info, please email it to me at shaelynn@usa.net Thanks! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

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Old 01-14-2002, 10:31 AM   #3
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Re: stretch marks...again

I wish I had some helpful tips, but I used vitamin E DAILY the entire time I was pregnant and still got stretch marks! Then I gained a bunch of weight and between pregnancy and the extra weight gain, I went from 135 to 200 lbs! Well, last year I started working out and got back down to 130 in about 8 months. Now, I have a really nice guy in my life after a terrible divorce and am afraid of getting heavy again. I have gained 10 lbs back! All of that weight loss however gave me TONS of stretch marks and my stomach looks like loose skin with stretch marks just hanging there, it's terrible for the old seld esteem, let me tell ya! Also, I am afraid of getting pregnant again because I dont want to gain weight again. My boyfriend and I are very serious and have talked about having kids. I know this sounds selfish, but I am AFRIAD to have another baby because I dont wanna get fat again and get even MORE stretchmarks.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I understand and if anyone knows a way to minimize them, please let us know. Is there surgery that can be done? I am willing to do it, that's how bad they are! If you have info, please email it to me at shaelynn@usa.net Thanks! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

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Old 01-14-2002, 10:33 AM   #4
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Re: stretch marks...again

I wish I had some helpful tips, but I used vitamin E DAILY the entire time I was pregnant and still got stretch marks! Then I gained a bunch of weight and between pregnancy and the extra weight gain, I went from 135 to 200 lbs! Well, last year I started working out and got back down to 130 in about 8 months. Now, I have a really nice guy in my life after a terrible divorce and am afraid of getting heavy again. I have gained 10 lbs back! All of that weight loss however gave me TONS of stretch marks and my stomach looks like loose skin with stretch marks just hanging there, it's terrible for the old seld esteem, let me tell ya! Also, I am afraid of getting pregnant again because I dont want to gain weight again. My boyfriend and I are very serious and have talked about having kids. I know this sounds selfish, but I am AFRIAD to have another baby because I dont wanna get fat again and get even MORE stretchmarks.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I understand and if anyone knows a way to minimize them, please let us know. Is there surgery that can be done? I am willing to do it, that's how bad they are! If you have info, please email it to me at shaelynn@usa.net Thanks! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

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~Shae

 
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