The swelling of the legs is unusual. I'm glad that went back to normal but she should mention that to her doctor. The itching. Well, a couple of things. I have itching due to pregnancy hormones. It's common and wow, it's awful. But also, her skin is stretched and then not as stretched, etc. Those changes can cause itching. She could try Cortaid on her abdomen but probably just needs a good lotion on a regular basis and it should go away. If it doesn't, she should tell her doctor about that also when she next sees them. In the states, we see a doctor post delivery at anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. Your wife should too.