I'm on my second pregnancy at 36 weeks, but didn't get stretchmarks first time. Last couple of days I have noticed oval raised areas on my bump, sightly reddened, that itch like mad. Are these stretchmarks or am I allergic to something? I do tend to be quite "rashy" anyway.
With my first pregnancy and this one (currently 39 weeks), All new stretchmarks were itchy. I am also quite a rashy person, and I have had PUPPS rash which usually starts actually inside the stretchmarks, it makes them angry and red, and if you get it baaaaad like me, spreads and becomes red and pimply or blotchy.
If it is PUPPS you will know about it as it often spreads quite quick (it also comes about typically from 35weeks).
I've my fingers crossed for you that it isn;t PUPPS and is just itchy stretchmarks (also normal). Mind was so hideous the GP ended up prescribing antihistamines.
Meh. I now have a couple on my boobs as well. I did worry it might be something else as the new ones are pretty much circles of red with dry skin inside. Is there anything I can do to fade them? Not too bothered about my belly but I like to have impressive cleavage and looking like I have the plague doesn't really help!
I am expanding at an alarming rate though. 37 weeks and I had to squeeze into my maternity clothes this morning! This baby needs to hurry up and be born!