These are pictures of my belly the day of, 1 week postpartum, and 2 weeks postpartum. I had a c-section in the middle of Sept. 2007. In my 8th month of pregnancy I started to get stretchmarks on my belly. I was fine with the few I had gotten on my sides and inner thighs, but I was so saddened by getting them on my stomach. I applied Johnson’s baby oil gel w/ aloe and vitamin E religiously, especially right after a shower when still wet, and at night. Who knows, it could have been worse had I not applied the gel??? I am still applying the baby oil gel, and I also bought mederma. We shall see how it works out.
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Only time can tell if those gels and things can help. Truly, only time can fade them. You look fantastic for just two weeks postpartum. It really gets better and better every day! :)
Your stretch marks really are not that bad – REALLY! In fact, before reading your post, I thought, “Wow, she didn’t get many stretch marks.” And they do fade to a silvery/shiny tone eventually, even without creams and gels.
Mederma does not work… my best friends tried tat stuff for about 6 months, the results were minimal. Save your money!
Congrats on the birth of your sweet baby.
I’m a labor and delivery nurse and see lots of stretch marks every day and yours don’t look bad at all. They’re quite minimal compared to most women.
You cannot prevent stretch marks by applying lotions, gels or creams to the skin. They occur under the skin in the deeper layer and will occur if you have a genetic disposition to. The lotions only help to relieve the itching of the stretching skin.
Your linea nigra is gorgeous. I never got one during pregnancy and wish that I had.