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Did You Have Pregnancy Stretch Marks?


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Sue, I'm trying really hard not to hate you right now. Lol, I'm joking.

But I've never had a baby and I have stretch marks on my lower back & some on my legs with absolutely no idea where they came from?

For me, it may be EDS

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I'm with Mary. I have terrible marks. My mother-in-law (who is always ready with an encouraging word, I say sarcastically!) said, "Wow I've never seen anybody with stretch marks as bad as yours! It looks like someone set your stomach on fire!" Love those in-laws!

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Seems there is always a family member like your MIL to emphasize anything negative, GingerA! ugh

I have mild/moderate stretch marks, and now have really faded. I figured it is b/c I had a 10 lb+ baby and a fibroid the size of a melon.

I think stretch marks can be a sign of EDS??

I don't know what lack of stretch marks indicates but I do think I remember reading that stretch marks are more likely in women who gain weight rapidly at any point in pregnancy, as well as the fact that some people are more prone to them. My sister got them on her legs as well as belly during her pregnancies...

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I didn't get any, but I only gained 22 pounds because I was so sick the entire time. We didn't know about POTS yet. I literally only felt good during the final week before I was induced, week 39. I didn't swell a bit, either - wore my rings the whole time. Maybe that final week I retained a little water and salt and that is why I actually felt good?

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Aww, that must've felt awful, Ginger.

For some reason stretch marks popped up on my lower back when was like 14 & it's so strange bc I didn't gain weight or grow, they just appeared.

I had a day when my family was on vacation and I pushed myself to go to the pool. Well ofcourse someone points out "what are those purple lines on your back" that's not nearly as harsh as your MIL

Anywho, stretch marks are a sign of EDS. My mom was researching it not look ago & she said she was look at skin pictures of people with EDS & said they look just like my back

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Lots of stretch Mark's, on tummy, but did have 8 lb twins, went from 26 inch waist to 54 inch with my dear boys lots of water to cushion them well!! But I did have lots of stretch marks on my legs back and hips from my teens, as do my children, we have EDS.

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