I use Elancyl ( i think it is spelt like this) and you can get it at watsons or Robinsons. The cream will help avoid stretch marks and down the road.. itchy skin especially during 3rd trimester - when the skin stretches very thin and gets really dry and itchy.
... guess all the stretch mark cream shld change to stretch mark prevention cream.. hahahaha..
my baby gal dun like me applying at all... guess it's too cold for her.. there's once she knew it's time that i goin to apply the cream n she keep kicking... until my husband said to her," ok mummy dun apply cream tonite ok?" den she stop kicking -.-" lol...
anyway.. nw 21 weeks.. my "present" is already showing.. getting obvious too.. my mum n my sisters all get stretch marks.. guess i can't escape frm it too... >.<
I hv recently bought Clarin treatment oil and been applying every night after shower, but I already hv some stretch marks at the side of each bum [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/sad.gif] is it too late now? can't remove those already exist but hopefully it can prevent more from forming.
My colleague told me to use it the moment you know you are pregnant. The aim is to moisturise and prepare for the BIGGGGG stretch. also, reduce the itch on tummy at the very least.
Alicia, you shld use it. Take it as an opportunity to do bonding with the baby. i recommend a book call "prenatal classroom" on how to bond with the baby and have a more alert newborn. Looking at it, you baby is very alert. =)
My friend got it for me from Australia and I just got my hubby to buy me some more whilst he is working in Brisbane. It has a lovely lavendar like smell, absorbs very fast into the skin and works great. My friend is a pharamacist, has 2 kids and found it really good during both her pregnancies. She popped by to visit last month and brought a small bottle for me to try.
I heard it can be bought in JB's Watsons as well, but they don't carry the largest size - 200ml. I hope it becomes available here, but for now, just letting the hubby stock up for me. =)
If anyone wants, I can ask him to buy the smaller bottle version of it for you to try out. PM me. He will be coming back on Wednesday and flying out again on the 2nd of Oct, the next time he will be back will be after another 2 weeks plus from that date. Alternatively, get your hubby or friends to get it for you from JB. =)
My auntie using Johnson body lotion and no stretch mark at all. So I personally don't think there is a need to go for really expensive ones. I'm currently using Body Shop Sea Butter, so far so good but too early to tell cuz still in my first tri-mester lol
pillow4: u can start stretchmark cr d minute u know u are pregnant. it's meant for prevention. use it on thigh if you need to. for those already shown stretchmark, you may like to use Clarins body scrub together wif the stretchmark cr to "slowly remove" it...i tried it...and it's slowly getting lighter =)