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World Maternal Mental Health Day

World Maternal Mental Health Day

Author: Sara-Jayne CarceranoThe first Wednesday of May is recognized as World Maternal Mental Health Day. This year join with others around the world on May 4th to spread awareness of Maternal Mental Health. Likewise, Maternal Mental Health week will be recognized...

Amelia’s ICP Story

Amelia’s ICP Story

The nurse practitioners casual tone shifted and she implored me to alert her if this happened again or did not improve. I told her that it really had not improved much but was manageable during the day. At this time, despite, nine years of education and 2 years of residency in health care I had never heard of ICP and had no idea that my itchy hands could be more than an allergy.

Erika’s ICP Story

Erika’s ICP Story

I had a pretty normal pregnancy, up until about 21 weeks, when one morning I woke up with an unbearable itch all over my body. I made an appointment with my doctor, the next day he did labs
on my liver panel and bile acids.

Hannah’s ICP Story

Hannah’s ICP Story

My name is Hannah and I live in Columbus, Ohio. My back started itching when I was about 20 weeks pregnant with my second kiddo, a boy we’d name Asher, in October 2020. A whole lot of intuition and some quick googling led me to guess ICP and I quickly had my levels...

Amelia Persico

Amelia Persico

ICP Care Team MemberI am thrilled to be joining the ICP care team! I am an ICP mom and clinical pharmacist but, despite my health care background, I first learned about ICP, like many of you, in my OBGYN’s office after I had presented with itching on my hands and...

Maya Hite

Maya Hite

ICP Care Team MemberI am the mother of one beautiful baby boy and due with our second in June. I am also a registered nurse working specifically in gynecology and oncology. Prior to being diagnosed with ICP during my first pregnancy, I had never heard of ICP before....

Lindsay Karson

Lindsay Karson

ICP Care AmbassadorMy name is Lindsay Ann, I am an Illinois Ambassador for ICP Care. I've had two babies with ICP - my second was very ill by the time I had her at nearly 39 weeks. She had meconium and I hemorrhaged 5 days postpartum during my OBGYN rotation for my...

Guadalupe Manrique-Maldonado

Guadalupe Manrique-Maldonado

ICP Care AmbassadorMy name is Guadalupe Manrique-Maldonado, and I am the Pennsylvania Ambassador for ICP Care. In 2017, I was 36 weeks pregnant with my first baby. One day I woke up feeling different, uncomfortable. The palms of my hands and the soles of my feet were...

Ashley Bonnes

Ashley Bonnes

ICP Care AmbassadorMy name is Ashley Bonnes, I am the Illinois Ambassador for ICP Care. My ICP story started in 2018, while pregnant with our son. I'd just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 28 weeks. Only 2 weeks later, I first felt itching at 30 weeks while...

Joelene Johnson

Joelene Johnson

ICP Care AmbassadorMy name is Joelene Johnson, I am the Iowa Ambassador for ICP Care. I started experiencing itching on the soles of my feet entering third trimester. I attributed it to sitting in my car most of the day for part of my job and also, we were entering...

Courtnay Kenney

Courtnay Kenney

ICP Care AmbassadorMy name is Courtnay Kenney and I am the California Ambassador for ICP Care. I had a very severe case of Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy with my second pregnancy with my daughter. She was born at 35 weeks safely thanks to my medical team and to...

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor

ICP Care AmbassadorMy name is Veronica Taylor, I am the North Carolina Ambassador for ICP Care. I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children. After experiencing multiple losses, my husband and I had a baby boy, Evan, in 2015. He is our rainbow baby and my pregnancy...

Tiffani Ice

Tiffani Ice

ICP Care AmbassadorMy name is Tiffani Ice, I am the Virginia Ambassador for ICP Care. I was diagnosed with ICP during my third pregnancy. I had never heard of Cholestasis prior, so I thank ICP Care for supplying the knowledge and support I needed to self-advocate for...

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