I am 29 week pregnant and have had stretching pains for week, Every time the baby has a growth spurt i stretch and the muscles squeeze outwards. Agony; finding it hard to teach in front of a class of teenagers and be kicked in the ribs by baby and stretched outwards. Always had a flat tummy and did a lot of dieting in my 20s and 30s. The only thing that helps in palmers massage cream for stretch marks, apparently making your skin more elastic and salty popcorn to make your stomach bloat up little a balloon to take the strain off the stretch. Only trouble is you get a bit windy in your sleep but it does not smell.