Does anyone else have itchy belly during pregnancy?
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Tasha - posted on 02/27/2010
same here..i had it the last few weeks of pregnancy bc my belly was stretched sooo huge!! i would wake up in the middle of the night scratching. i used gold bond on my belly at night. seemed to work for most of the night. i usually had to reapply it in the middle of the night on one of my many bathroom breaks!!
Andrea - posted on 02/27/2010
I have 4 weeks to go too and I'm itching around my belly button because I'm carrying totally out front. I know it's the skin stretching so I'm trying not to itch and putting cream on which helps to prevent stretch marks. As long as it's not terrible and there's no rash I wouldn't worry about it.
Tarah - posted on 02/27/2010
yeah my belly was so itchy everyone told me not to scratch it cause it would cause stretch marks but i scratched anyway and i didnt get any stretch marks on my belly i also got a numb patch under my right breast and its still numb i have no idea what caused it
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Stevie - posted on 02/27/2010
im only about 9 weeks along but i know with my other two kids that yes i get an itchy belly idk how long it lasts or remember if it still itches at the end but yeah and sometiimes my breast are a bitch itchy right now thats all that is itchy now good luck only 4 weeks to go :)
Nicole - posted on 02/27/2010
oh lucky you. hopefully you don't have it as bad as i did. i developed this 2 months before i had haley and it was all over my belly and left leg and it left huge red patches and i was so miserable from itching that i would cry. nothing worked for me they put me on two med pacs. finally i went into labor but cuz i was so itchy i wouldn't dialate and i told them they would have to induce me and they said we dont induct at 38 weeks, and i said no, your going to have to. and then finally they did. as soon as she was born it went away!
User - posted on 02/27/2010
I found that itchy skin during my pregnancies was caused by low iron levels as well as skin stretching. Try a product called Bio Oil it is the best thing for your growing belly and perfect to massage the baby after bath times. Good luck
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