(Closed) Any preggo bees have (or had) Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know a woman who had it; her docs kept a close eye on her, she was induced, and now her healthy little boy is almost six months old. Good luck!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

One of the girls in the September mommies group has this and she’s scheduled for her induction at 36w4d I think. She has to do monitoring leading up to it and if anything changes between now and then during the testing, they will send her into labor ASAP. I know it’s rare and it is scary, but the doctors have the tools to take care of you and baby. I hope all goes well and they can ease your fears. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My sister had it with her 3rd. She was induced at 37w, and had him with no other interventions (no pain-meds). He was also a vbac baby. He had no complications and was able to go home after 2 days.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I started becoming super itchy at 36ish weeks. I was convinced I had it as I was practically digging trenches in my palms and my back looked like I wrestle with tigers in my spare time. Tests came back negative and we never did figure out what was causing it – I started taking half doses of unisome at night and it did help alleviate some.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I don’t know if it is the same condition because I don’t know the name of it, but I have 3 friends (all sisters) who developed the horrible itch toward the end of pregnancy. They now have 4 healthy and happy kids between them. Not gonna lie, 2 came early and were in the NICU for a bit, but everyone is running around and being a typical kid today. You are in good hands since your doctors have recognized what is going on now. Best wishes to you!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Hi I’ve had experience caring for women with ICP or OC. Doctors will manage this with regular blood tests and medication such as ursodeoxycholic acid. Monitor your baby’s movements for regularity (babies do not slow down towards term but the movements may be more like stretching rather than flipping). If you feel uneasy or reduced movements, call your care provider who will check bloods and have a CTG, don’t leave it 12+hours if you have a lack of movements, something you should recognise and act on within a few hours. As you’ve said, if it is ICP then you’ll be induced. It’s the bile acid build up which is potentially harmful which is why they recommend induction. 

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