Monday, July 13, 2009

The Itchy and Scratchy Show

So, this pregnancy thing isn't so bad...

My popularity soared once I got pregnant, I get tons of cool baby stuff for FREE, if I crave something - it is mine, oh and NAPS... I. Love. Naps. But, things aren't always fine and dandy around the maternity world... I'm moderately uncomfortable 85% of the time, I practically LIVE in the restroom, and I can't bend over when I drop stuff. (which is constant) Still, I'm confident that the perks of pregnancy outweigh the negative aspects most of the time. Yep, this pregnancy thing is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

...And then came the itching.

I'm talkin: head-to-toe, deep tissue, 24-hours-a-day, "I'm gonna tear off my skin" kind of itching. In the past three or four days I have developed some sort of freak-allergy or something of that nature. I have never in my life been so itchy. When do I reach the point of calling a doctor? What will they do in the first place?? Prescribe me some anti-itch cream to smother all over my body every 2 hours? Is that what I want? Pretty much every drug known to man is unsafe for pregnant women anyway. Is there anything that they can do?! I'm reaching the point of panic... because if this doesn't go away, I'm not sure what I'm gonna do to my own skin. Who needs that top layer anyways?

H.E.L.P. M.E.


  1. I would take a warm (not hot) bath in oatmeal. Sounds weird I know but it's the same home remedy they recommened for poisen ivy and chicken pox. You can also try unscented loation..I would try something very plain/basic as scents/add in's/etc can irritate the skin futher. Stay cool and wear comfy cotton clothes. Hope that helps! I know it can be rather uncomfortable.

  2. Pregnancy make you itchy?!?! Just another reason that I'm out on that one.