I itch all over

Some itching around the stomach is normal as your skin is stretching around your growing baby.

If you notice that you have severe itching, particularly on the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet, the itching is worse at night and there is no rash with it you should see your midwife and be tested for a liver condition called obstetric cholestasis/intraheptic cholestasis of pregnancy.

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Sources

  1. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Obstetric cholestasis, Green-top guideline 43, London RCOG, 2011
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Last reviewed on April 1st, 2014. Next review date April 1st, 2017.

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