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944455 tn?1247021366
stretch marks!!!! does cocoa butter help?
I've been reading a lot about stretch marks solutions. And cocoa butter was mentioned. Do any of you ladies have any experience with using cocoa butter? Does it really work? =)
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No- there is actually nothing that can prevent stretchmarks. But it may reduce how intense they become. Stretchmarks have more to do with genetics than anything. Overweight women and women whose bellies grow incredibly fast (such as with the case with multiples) results in stretchmarks as well, no matter what they try.

But it will smell great and keep your itchy skin soft!
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944455 tn?1247021366
oh well it does smell great. makes me feel edible...just like chocolate! lol. =)
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349463 tn?1333575176
I've used it every night with both pregnancies and even while I'm lucky on the stretch mark front I love the way it makes my skin feel. I'm 31 weeks now and my skin itches so bad the cocoa butter really feels great.
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756023 tn?1338524035
I used cocoa butter and vitamin E religiously with my first and they both didn't help.  
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726918 tn?1272308216
Most products you can purchase frm a shop dont realy make a difference........... there is a  product from elemis (brand) called japanese camelia oil that is brill, I found it gr8 you would get it frm a beauty salon or off line.

hope this helps
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336902 tn?1242009690
Okay..many probably will not agree with me on this.. but i am now 32 weeks with my 2nd baby.. and i went over due with my first baby and i havent had any stretchmark yet... and what do i do every day...? twice of mosturizing with palmer's stretchmark cream.. that is all..

some people said that weight gain plays important factor.. maybe so.. but i gained 35 lbs with my first and now already gained 35lbs with my second..and no stretch mark..(well, i have another 8 weeks to go with this pregnancy and praying that this is still true by the time i deliver..)

and some people said it is genetic.. my mom has tons of them..and they are very very very bad stretchmark... it is not just dark, they look like broken skin and kinda holy.. so... not because of genetic neither for my case...

so I dont really know what else helped if it is not the cream that i apply twice a day..? or may be i am just plain lucky..? lol..!
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284738 tn?1283110419
i have wicked bad stretch marks and i only gained 20 lbs with aubree... its genetics.. my mom has stretch marks ... my gram has stretch marks my aunts have stretch marks.. i used cocoa butter, the stretch mark stuff from palmers.. vitamin e oil..  nothing prevented me from getting them... some of us have good genes and some don't
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284738 tn?1283110419
and fyi .. im very proud of my stretch marks...  Why be ashamed?
i carried a life inside of my body for 9 whole moths... thats definatly something to be proud of!
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689265 tn?1251133687
i've been lucky on the stretchmark front. i've used cocoa butter in the past and am using bio oil this time.
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Dose Bio-oil help??? i have seen the adver for it in the TV and wanted to get one.
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548642 tn?1266183252
I NEVER USED ANYTHING AND I RUBBED THE HECK OUT MY BELLY CAUSE IT ITCHED SO MUCH AND EVEN AFTER A 54 LB WEIGHT GAIN I DIDNT GET ANY STRETCH MARKS.......I HERE ITS HEREDITARY BUT I DONT KNOW
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456039 tn?1302663748
My nurse has so nicely informed me (after seeing my horrible stretch marks) that if you are going to get them you are going to get them. I used palmers stretch mark lotion EVERY day/ night and it didn't do ANYTHING!!! My stretch marks are HORRIBLE! LoL. It's something you either get lucky with or don't.
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470885 tn?1326332637
I used Palmer's cocoa butter when I was pregnant with DS and now I'm using it again.  I don't have any stretch marks on my tummy - so, whether it was due to using that cream or not, I'm not taking any chances...I'm using it again! ;-)  I have ugly stretch marks on the tops of my breasts, though...Didn't use the Palmers there last time, but I am now....and (it could be my imagination) they seem to be fading a bit....
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diela- just because your mom has them doesn't mean that somewhere down the line someone had GREAT elasticity and you were blessed to get that wonderful gene. Now share your wonderful gene with ME! LOL!
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944455 tn?1247021366
It may be in the genes.. Any chance I got it from my dad? lol... Mom doesn't have any. neither did my gramma, and aunts on my mom's side. Dad doesn't have any too but I bet if he got prego, he would!
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938812 tn?1297655588
i have a cream that i use everyday....its meant for pregnant women, it says it helps prevent and reduce stretch marks. Its called Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula and it has Vitamin E, Collagen, Shea Butter, and Elastin. I put it on myself everyday during my last pregnancy, and yes i got stretch marks, but not much...i also put it on after i gave birth and it has reduced my marks soo much. When you look at my tummy you can barely see any now.
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689265 tn?1251133687
i've got one small stretch mark this time. i do think it's in the genes, to be honest. bio oil reduces the appearance of scars/stretchmarks - it won't stop you from getting them. i'm on my 4th baby now and have two small stretchmarks that are barely noticable and all the women in my family have fared the same way.
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461781 tn?1285613081
I haven't gotten any stretchmarks (37 weeks) and I use regular lotion.  I tried to use cocoa-butter but my skin is too sensitive to cocoa and so I broke out in very very itchy hives.  So I didn't use anything other than my regular vasseline body lotion.
Its just genetic.  lotion does help keep some of the itching down.  Belly itches cause you grow more hair on your belly and it itches or tickles.
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Im going to be 34 weeks tomorrow and have no stretch marks, at least not yet. My dr says nothing can prevent or get that deep down in your skin to stop stretchmarks. But drinking lots  of water helps moiserize your skin.
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Alot of people say u cant stop them but i have used palmers butter with both pregnancy and havent gotten any. They say if your mom got stretch marks you will but i dont think its true cause my mom had them.alot and i never got any good luck
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I heard bio oil works really good..also maderma to. But hey,, if you do get stretch marks,, your a tiger you earned those stripes:) love your bodies ladies. Don't be afraid to embrace it. If anyone talks down just laugh at them.
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