Coming along with my new growth spurt (finally looking pregnant instead of bloated)- my belly has been feeling itchy. What do you all like for stretching belly lotion? I like something with a nice scent to it too.
You can get some Dermoplast for the itch. It worked wonders for me right after I had my kids, cuz my stomach itched so bad from the skin being tight and then going down as much as it did. But I found for stretch marks, olive oil helped.Originally Posted by meb2
Okay, so I posted earlier... and had stopped itching. However, tonight I was out and my stomach WOULD NOT STOP. It was terrible. I was trying to stop myself from clawing... Ughhh. The only thing that really helps is to shower I think. Unfortunately, I have other things to do than stand there - even though it feels SO GOOD.
Oooh I didn't know that about tea tree oil. I've been using it a ton for the past couple months. Crap.Originally Posted by Jaimee
Tea tree is one of those EO's you want to use in moderation during pregnancy (along with lavender, citronella, eucalyptus, etc.). Some say it is contraindicated even, but I think moderate use is fine. 1-1.5% is the recommended dilution for pregnant women. Calendula can be very helpful for itch, lanolin is nice too.
Personally, I hate lotion. I always feel like I have to get into the shower when I put it on my body or if it's on my hands, I have to wash my hands with HOT water. It's just gross feeling.Originally Posted by Jaimee
I rarely put lotion on my body pregnant or not. I've gotten away with no stretch marks the last two times. Honestly, as has been discussed in other threads, stretch marks are largely genetic. You get them or you don't. I think that staying hydrated is probably better protection than any lotion.