Nausea, food cravings and tender breasts and constant bathroom runs may be symptoms you are familiar with during pregnancy. There are however symptoms that are less spoken about. belly itchiness being one of them.
Before you go into a panic, an itchy belly is usually nothing to worry about and is a common symptom experienced during pregnancy.
3 reasons that may be causing you to experience itchiness:
- Increased hormone levels
- Your skin stretching to accommodate the growth of baby
- Pregnancy requires an increased water intake. Dryness and stretching combined will lead to itching.
To help alleviate the discomfort of belly itchiness, we created our Hydrating Belly Sheet Mask.
"A gentle and soothing mask to alleviate itchiness as the belly grows. Combined with Elan's body oil, this made a perfect pair."
- Bump Friendly
- Fragrance Free
- Vegan Friendly
- Cruelty free
Please note that whilst in most cases, belly itchiness is common and not something to stress about, if you are experiencing SEVERE itchiness, we advise you speak to your health practitioner as it could be a symptom of a more serious condition.
Did you experience any symptoms during pregnancy that you did not expect?Share in the comments below.