Treating Increased Abdominal Skin Itching During Pregnancy

. . . Some pregnant mothers experience overall dryness; others mention specific areas, such as the palms of the hands and soles of the feet that feel itchy.

If you experience increased dryness in pregnancy, avoid strong soaps and cleansers that rob your skin of natural oils.

To soothe itchy skin add a tablespoon of cornstarch and a tablespoon of baking soda to a quart of warm water, and use a towel to make a compress to drape over especially itchy areas.

The constant pounding of hot water against skin may be irritating and drying so you could try having a bath instead of a shower. If you choose to have a bath fill up a clean sock full of oatmeal and put it in the water.