Pregnancy

17 Warning Signs During Pregnancy You Should Be Cautious About

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Itching

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Mild itching in pregnancy is usually nothing to worry about. Because of increased blood supply to the skin, you may experience mild itching on and off especially in the beginning months. As your pregnancy progresses further, and your baby continues growing, your skin will begin stretching which will cause itching as well. If you are experiencing mild itching try wearing loose clothing, and using a plain lotion. Mild itching is usually not harmful to you or the baby.

If however, you are experiencing severe itching this could be a sign of a more serious condition called ICP, a liver disorder. If you are worried your itching could be something more serious, it is important to contact your doctor or midwife.

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