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Why your belly itches during pregnancy


Some itching around the stomach is normal as your skin is stretching, and there’s no way around it girls.

Usually it’s thought to be caused by raised levels of certain chemicals in the blood, such as hormones.

Later, as your bump grows, the skin of your tummy (abdomen) is stretched and this may also feel itchy.

It is a common problem that creeps up on us on the second trimester, and may become worse.

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What can you do for an itchy belly when you’re pregnant? Her are 4 ways to find relief for this pregnancy symptom.

Don’t scratch: Tempting as it may be, grating away at your skin only causes more irritation.
Moisturize: A natural moisturizer like Shea butter, or Coconut oil can stop the itching. Also remember to apply it often during the day.

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Smooth on vitamin E oil: It’s very healing — and great for sore nipples after pregnancy too.

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If you have a bathtub, soak in it:   A bath with warm water can work wonders for dry skin. Just make sure the water’s not too hot, which can dry out your skin even more.

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