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itching while pregnant??!!! at night!!!! :(

Apr 26, 2012 - 11 comments

i have been noticing for last 2 days i have bad itching on my feet, legs and thighs,back and sometimes my face, it is at night mostly, and sometimes ill get lil red bumps. like flea bite looking, but i have no animals at all.....also have been very tired lately more than normal, i feel like itching is under my skin, at first i thought maybe because i used bar soap instead my norm body wash.....but i have used that soap for months now from time to time for my face.....also TMI time, but stools are different ad a bit odd in color....has anyone ever experienced this??

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by leesha89, Apr 26, 2012
im going through the exact thing hun ive been constapated for liek 2 months now im going alot and looks weird, teh itching im teh same no animals i had to switch back to cotton sheets from flannel as they made me super itchy

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by annaluna, Apr 26, 2012
i am not constipated at all though....and itchy also has red bumps and only at night.......

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by leesha89, Apr 26, 2012
yeah i only get the itching at night to and am gets bumps

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by specialmom, Apr 26, 2012
When I was pregnant with my second child-------  I had intense itching on the palms of my hand and feet.  Our house was brick and I'd stand outside and rub my hands on the bricks.  Weird . . . but I just couldn't get any relief.  My doc said is a pregnancy side effect and the only thing she let me do was use an over the counter corticosteriod cream.  The itching stopped as soon as I gave birth but it was maddening until then.  Sorry you are experiencing that.  All worth it for those little bundles of joy!

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by heather727, Apr 27, 2012
I've been super itchy this pregnancy as well.  I also had a slight rash on my stomach a couple weeks ago.  The rash went away when I switched lotion to something fragrance free.  The itching seems to be a combination of dry skin and shaving.  A Day or two after shaving, when my hair starts to grow back in, I get SUPER itchy on my legs.  I've stopped shaving my thighs because that was just insane - I was giving myself bruises from the itching!  I've found that exfoliating the day after I shave helps the hair grow back in without itching at much.  Using body lotion every day also helps.

And just because you were able to use a soap before, doesn't mean that your pregnant skin is OK with it now.  So maybe try switching to a body wash that's fragrance and dye free and see if that helps too.

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by JoJo629, Apr 27, 2012
yes! i got sooo itchy the last month. i got the bumps too. i think its called pupps

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by LovemyKids86, Apr 27, 2012
I have that also! Drives me inane!!! Also I have been having super dry skin. Been trying to use vitamin E lotion everyday

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by annaluna, Apr 27, 2012
it is so annoying.....it happens after i shower too like 1 hour later.....and i use  a lot of lotions and vitamin e oils as well for the dry skin....i am going to try and take a lavender oil bath tonight and see if it makes a difference then, i will buy some Aveeno bath stuff tomorrow and hopefully that will be helpful then...if not at my next appt maybe my midwife can prescribe something for the itchiness,

at least i know i am not the only one! I was talking to a cousin of mine last night and she had told me she got choletasis with her pregnancy, not sure of spelling sorry but something to do with the liver i guess and she had to deliver early, actually @ 36 weeks....but she said it was severe and she'd bleed from scratching so bad, mine is not that bad but it is annoying it is like have lil bugs under the skin or mosquito bites everywhere at the same time....

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by SeptemberBound, Apr 27, 2012
the main parts that are itching on me are my breast and my stomach...When I am at work or in public it is kind of hard to get relief in those areas...lol!

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by LovemyKids86, Apr 27, 2012
Annaluna, are you having a boy or girl?

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by annaluna, Apr 27, 2012
at LovemyKids86,,,i am having a boy

and yes at least in public you kinda have to control it although sometimes it can be hard LOL

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