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About 20 percent of pregnant women feel itchy during pregnancy. Usually women feel itchy in the abdomen. But red, itchy palms and soles of the feet or chafing between the thighs are also common complaints.
You may also develop rashes in your grown or under your breasts.
Pregnancy hormones and stretching skin are probably to blame for most of your discomfort. The rashes are caused by excess weight gain and the sweat that gathers in those areas.
Usually the itchy feeling goes away after delivery.
Call your doctor if symptoms don't improve after a week of self-care.