I know itchy bellies can be part of pregnancy but it is driving me mad at the moment. I am using moisturising cream but doesn't seem to be making much difference. What do you all use if any? I am also wondering about stretch marks. So if any of you know of any cream that can help me with my itchiness and help prevent stretch marks I would very much appreciate your advice
I'm using Palmer's tummy butter, seems to be helping with the itching and I'll regard it as a bonus if it actually does anything to help with stretch marks. I do have to put up with smelling a bit chocolatey though!
The only thing that worked for me was Bio Oil in the morning and at night - this stopped the itching and stopped me getting a single stretch mark and I was literally massive!!! (My mum and sister had terrible scars from stretching and scratching so I expected to have the same but they didn't use anything so it definitely worked for me)
Please speak to your midwife about the itchy belly. I'm sure it's fine but there is a liver problem that can be indicated by an itchy belly. Don't be alarmed as most pregnancies involve some element of itchy belly but I would definitely give your midwife a quick call to let her know.
Palmer's and Secret Saviours (Google it - it's a support band and cream set but you can buy the creams separately. If you do it that way I recommend getting the "night" cream as the "day" cream is to help the band stick)
Yes, please speak to your midwife. I ended up with obstetric cholostasis last time and the itchy belly is how I found out. They often say you get itchy palms and soles of feet, but that wasn't prominent for me. I had extra monitoring and medication and all was well.
Neals Yard do an amazing Mum to be like body butter (can’t remember exact name!), it’s smells lovely and is all natural. It was recommended to me by my hairdresser who had horrendous tummy itch and it did work wonders! I used it everyday in 3rd trimester!