I IS FOR ITCH­ING

Little Treasures - - NEW­BORN DAYS -

If you have an itch that can’t be scratched, see your GP. It could be in­tra­hep­atic cholesta­sis of preg­nancy, a liver con­di­tion that can triple your risk of still birth. No one knows the cause, but it af­fects 1 in 1000 preg­nan­cies. Look for dark urine, light-coloured bowel move­ments and slightly yel­low eyes. How­ever, nor­mal itches are com­mon in preg­nancy and oc­cur be­cause the skin around your tummy is stretch­ing. To help your skin stretch, try a mois­turiser such as Palmer's Co­coa But­ter For­mula.

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