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Pregnancy Problems

During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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PUPPP

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy -- now that's a mouthful! We've got the scoop on how to know whether or not you've got PUPPP and how to soothe the itch.

What is PUPPP?

Also known as PUPP or PUPPs, it’s a pregnancy skin condition where you get small, red, itchy bumps on your skin.

What are the signs of PUPPP?

Itchy skin and a rash that’s raised -- it usually starts in the abdomen and spreads from there.

Are there any tests for PUPPP?

Your doc will probably examine you and might test for other skin problems to rule them out.

How common is PUPPP?

According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, about 1 in every 200 pregnant women get it.

How did I get PUPPP?

Sorry, but it’s another annoying side effect of pregnancy.

How will my PUPPP affect my baby?

It shouldn’t.

What’s the best way to treat PUPPP?

Fight the itch with oatmeal baths or anti-itch creams. Your doc may prescribe an oral medication that’s pregnancy-safe.

-- The Bump Editors

 

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