Elisabeth - posted on 08/30/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am new to this forum and looking for some sound advice. This is my first pregnancy, I am expecting a boy, and I am now about a week overdue. Yep, I'm 41 weeks! So I know the end is in sight. My pregnancy has been fairly uneventful, and for that I am super thankful. What I did walk away with was carpal tunnel (achy hands!), stretch marks that didn't appear until my 9th month, and just this morning....PUPPS! My tummy has been itching for about 2 weeks, but the little red bump break out didn't happen until this morning. I immediately rushed to see my midwife, who confirmed it. And it seems to be a mild case (compared to some of the pictures I've seen online!) But even with the "mild case," it is horribly itchy when it flares up and I'm terrified of it spreading, should I have to wait another week for baby to arrive. What is the deal with it coming on so late?? Has anyone ever seen this? I feel like I could have avoided this altogether with a timely delivery, Sheesh. I'm running out to the store first thing tomorrow to grab some dandelion root, and I'm smothered in a baking soda paste as we speak. I don't want it to spread!!!