How to Deal with an Itchy Pregnancy Stomach

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Increased blood supply and a growing belly contribute to pregnancy itch. Take these steps to reduce the itch and gain some calm.

Step 1: Avoid drying skin
Avoid drying the skin with hot baths or showers. Take warm baths with oatmeal and mild soap.

Step 2: Moisturize
Moisturize your skin after bathing with a liberally applied moisturizer.

Tip
A heavy moisturizer such as cocoa butter can help reduce stretch marks.

Step 3: Use calamine lotion
Use calamine lotion on particularly itchy spots. Store it in the fridge for a gentle cooling sensation.

Step 4: Wear loose clothes
Wear loose-fitting clothes made of natural fibers to avoid aggravation.

Step 5: Don’t scratch
Don’t scratch your itch. Pregnancy hormones may make skin thinner and susceptible to tearing.

Did You Know?
Cocoa butter was first extracted as massage butter in 1828 when Conrad Von Houten invented the cocoa press.

Comments

Tamara Kennedy says:

WHATEVER YOU DO NO MATTER HOW SEVERE YOUR DESIRE TO SCRATCH YOUR SKIN DO NOT SCRATCH YOUR SKIN IF YOU SCRATCH YOUR SKIN IT WILL GUARANTEE STRETCH MARKS I KNOW BECAUSE THE MOMENT I SCRATCHED MY SKIN I GAVE MYSELF STRETCH MARKS ON MY TUMMY AND SIDES OF MY HIPS PLEASE BE FAITHFUL ABOUT APPLYING COCONUT OIL OR COCOA BUTTER PURE STUFF ONLY DO NOT USE CHEMICALS OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN PURE INGREDIENT OILS ON YOUR SKIN ESPECIALLY YOUR STOMACH BECAUSE CHEMICALS CAN ENTER BLOODSTREAM AND HARM YOU AND YOUR UNBORN BABY ALWAYS ASK YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE APPLYING ANYTHING WHILE PREGNANT DONT DYE YOUR HAIR NO SHELLFISH AND NO CLEANING CAT OR DOG FECES DUE TO DISEASE AND PARASITES THAT CAN HARM YOUR UNBORN BABY.

Brisa Rodriguez says:

i am definitely trying this wen i was pregnant with my first i didnt itch as much as now that i am having twing thank you i guess its worth a try.

allan walker says:

Anybody know what is Femalix Secrets about? I hear many people
completely erase their stretch mark naturally with Femalix Secrets (just
search it on google).

spiderman43042 says:

I see lots of people keep on speaking about
Femalix Secrets (just search it on google). But Im uncertain if it is
good. Have you ever tried this popular cellulite erase method?

Alexys Carlisle says:

vitamin E liquid works better to make it stop itching for me

Bappy Sariful says:

hey wasssup! Av You considered – H Be Gone (Sure I saw it on Google)? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my GF after a lifetime of fighting said ta ta to pretty bad piles with it.

Holly Irving says:

When I heard about the skin tearing my face literally was this (;゜0゜)

JotaJota Zillion says:

For the girl expression in 0:50, someone needs to put gloves (with cords) on her or wrapping her hands on bandages…only this way she don't scratch her itches.

Dominic Donato says:

Wait im a male.

Jack MeJoff says:

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Female 13-17
Male 45-54 <— wer just bored
Female 18-24

TheLocalDJ says:

JUST SCRATCH IT

AndNoted says:

sure are a lot of pregnant videos now

Hieu Phan says:

what does this have to do with cocoa buttter?

Gabrielle Gonzalez says:

God I hate pregnant stomachs.

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