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#1 of 9 Old 08-03-2007, 07:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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so last night the skin on my upper belly started to sting if i or anyone else touches it. i talked to my mom today and she had the same ting when she was pregnant with me but not with her firs pregnancy. her doctor told her it was her body reacting to hormones mixed with the skin stretching. there is no rash like wit pupps and it doesn't itch but it hurts a lot when it is touched. has anyone heard of this or does anyone else have this?
i am debating if i should call my midwife. so far it really isn't so bad but i can see that it will suck if it gets worse it also isn't constant t is coming and going.

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I don't have a problem with my belly - but my scalp! It itches, but to the point of hurting. I've had dh look at it - no bugs or anything like that! No rash or flaking. Last night I slathered my head in massage oil, just trying to get some relief. Weird, huh?
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I know I'm late on this, but yes that skin thing happens to me. It goes away though, well then it comes back again. It's not always the same spots either, but generally what used to be my waist. I think it has something to do with being stretched so much, personally, as I was fairly small waisted.

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I know I'm late on this, but yes that skin thing happens to me. It goes away though, well then it comes back again. It's not always the same spots either, but generally what used to be my waist. I think it has something to do with being stretched so much, personally, as I was fairly small waisted.
my midwife thinks it is related to the stretching also. i get it a lot on my upper right side where my baby puts a ton of pressure often and it definitely gets worse when the baby puts pressure there. my midwife suggested using either cocoa butter or coconut butter but i forget which.. i bought belly butter which has both ingredients in it but i cant tell if it is helping or making it worse or doing nothing at all. the stinging is starting to really get to me though and make me somewhat grumpy.

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My scalp was stinging a few weeks ago, and has done it on and off since. I thought I was crazy or that I had some wierd sinus thing happening. Strange. To be quite honest, I have had more wierd pregnancy symptoms this time and I am really sick of it!! (note that I am awake at 4:07am) WTF?!
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To be quite honest, I have had more wierd pregnancy symptoms this time and I am really sick of it!! (note that I am awake at 4:07am) WTF?!


Ditto it's 2:10 here and I just finished a book I started today, took a hot shower, had a glass of milk and 2 chocolate chip cookies and I'm still not tired

I heard cocoa butter is good for the skin. I used body shop's blueberry butter after my shower.
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When I use cocoa butter I want to lick my arms all day. It makes me smell like a chocolate factory, yum!
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My scalp was stinging a few weeks ago, and has done it on and off since. I thought I was crazy or that I had some wierd sinus thing happening. Strange.
Maybe our brains are growing bigger and our scalps are stretching?

It is weird!
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So I don't know if it's just that I hit the wall with the skin stretching or if it actually helps, but I bought cocoa butter today and it really seemed to help. FWIW. My belly skin hurt really bad today, I was so uncomfortable and even my clothes on it aggravated me. I hope it was the butter in case it comes back! Also I wanted to mention that from what I remember last time it didn't last long, only a week or two, and then it was gone. With any luck the same will be true for you.

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