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itchy :( ... advice please

(4 Posts)
FirstTimeMummyToBe Mon 19-Sep-11 08:40:59

Hi i am 30+5 and my stomach has been really itchy recently. I am aware that this could be down to the stretching etc. But it is definitely getting worse.

I am also feeling it on my arms although its not as bad. I know this can be a sign of pre-eclampsia and was wondering if anybody has an idea of how bad it will be if this is why? ... Should i contact my midwife or GP?

My next midwifes appointment isnt until the 29th so unsure whether to wait until then and ask.

licoriceGreen Mon 19-Sep-11 09:18:00

There are a number of things that this can be. Give your midwife a call she might think it's best to get a blood test to check everything is as it should be and put your mind at rest.

m1nn1em0u5e Mon 19-Sep-11 09:59:03

I would get it checked out, there is also a liver condition Obstetric Cholestasis that causes itching in pregnancy, its better to be on the safe side.

PamBeesly Mon 19-Sep-11 12:21:28

I'd get it checked out to rule out OC. It could be PUPPP a skin condition of pregnancy. Cool showers, oatmeal baths, and E45 Itch relief cream help soothe it

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