I am 6 weeks pregnant and have developed an itching rash on my face. I am also suffering with intense itching on my boby particularly my tummy and back, although there doesnt appear to be a rash there. Is this normal?
Hi jendave - I have had itchy legs since I was around 6 weeks pregnant. No rash or anything - just gets red with my scratching. They tend to be itchier in the evening for some reason.
Finally got round to seeing my GP on Thursday (now 19 weeks) and she said it was just pregnancy hormone related itching. Said to keep cool and moist and try not to use soap if possible. Prescribed me a big tub of E45 to slap on when it itches. She said it should go one or two weeks after baby's born.
Worth going to the doctor if it continues as I think itching in pregnancy can be a sign of other conditions which would need to be checked out. Also you get free prescriptions when pregnant which is better than spending a fortune on creams and things when you're saving for a baby.