pregnant woman looking at her itchy belyQuestion: Lately, my belly itches like all the time! It’s driving me crazy! Is this common during pregnancy? What can I do?

Answer: Pregnant bellies are often itchy bellies. They can become increasingly itchier as your pregnancy progresses and the skin on your belly stretches more tightly across your abdomen.  This results in dryness, causing some women an itch. Try not to scratch, this can make it worse and cause irritation. You might try an anti-itching lotion (such as calamine or Aveeno) for relief. If you find that you itch all over through, check with your doctor