Itchy Belly During Pregnancy Trimesters

Do you shy away from going to a party or a social gathering just because you fear that you may get embarrassed because of an itchy belly? During pregnancy, you may feel an urge to itch your belly because of many reasons.

An itchy belly during pregnancy is not uncommon. Every pregnant woman goes through it. An itchy belly in pregnancy happens because your uterus grows and expands in an attempt to accommodate the growing baby. As a result, the skin stretches and dries, eventually resulting in an itchy feeling.

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Itchy Belly During Pregnancy Reasons

Besides this, you may experience an itchy belly during pregnancy because of pregnancy hormonal changes. Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking a lot of water and by increasing your intake of fluids. Apply a good moisturizer on the skin over the belly to reduce itchiness.

You can also pamper yourself by indulging in some special baths that promise to control itchy belly during pregnancy. There are some women who are proud to show off their pregnant belly to the public, while there others who shy away from this fact. It all depends on how well you manage to carry yourself in public.

Whenever you feel the urge to itch, just dab some cream or moisturizer on the itchy spot to find some relief. Do not worry as this is a temporary phase and will go as soon as you deliver your baby and your belly reverts to its normal size. Read more about hard belly during pregnancy

Itchy Belly During Pregnancy Relief

Here are few ways to relieve an itchy belly during pregnancy:

  • Avoid taking bath or shower in hot water. Hot water tends to dry the skin, as a result the skin on your belly will dry even more and this can aggravate the itchiness
  • Stay away from harsh soaps. Instead opt for mild cleansing lotions that will help in moisturizing the skin.
  • Rubbing some oatmeal paste on your belly will help as oatmeal helps in moisturizing the skin.
  • Wear loose clothing in order to ensure that the skin is able to breathe
  • Do not venture out in the sun as it may aggravate dry skin and cause more itching
  • Dabbing some cocoa butter or calamine lotion will help
  • Avoid scratching as it will lead to stretch marks that are dark in color and may not fade easily.

By following such simple instructions, you can have a beautiful belly even after your delivery.

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