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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 can I do to prevent PUPPP?

Sorry, but you can’t. Keeping the area moisturized can help keep symptoms at bay, though.

What do other pregnant moms do when they have PUPPP?

“I was diagnosed with PUPPP at 33 weeks...I was prescribed a steroid cream and a drug stronger than Benadryl to help. This is unbearable!”

“I’ve been slathering myself with Cortaid -- okayed by my doc -- but am trying to put on a brave face and not use it too much.”

“I was one of the freak cases who got PUPPP postdelivery! It eventually went away on its own...and I lived in oatmeal and steroid cream...sexy, I know.”

Are there any other resources for PUPPP?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Pregnancy Association

Plus, more from The Bump:

Itchy Skin During Pregnancy

Skin Changes During Pregnancy

Stretch Marks

-- The Bump Editors

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