Silent Auction with Holiday gifts and Vacations to support ICP Care!

SHHHHHH, tell everyone and JOIN US! ICP Care is hosting its FIRST Annual Silent Auction! On November 19, we will be opening up the “virtual doors” for bidding in the comfort of your space online for some amazing items and all the proceeds support ICP Care. In light of our current global circumstances, we wanted… Read more »

My story of Pregnancy Loss with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, and my Rainbow Baby

John Ellis and ICP family

October, 2016.  For my family and me, October, 2016 was such a special month!  I was 5 months pregnant with our second little boy, John Ellis.  We had his gender reveal party a month earlier and were so excited when the ribbons popped out blue! October, 2016 was filled with love and laughter by planning… Read more »

The Best Gift for Father’s Day is a Healthy Family: a Father’s take on Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP)

A Father's take on ICP

Like many people who end up a part of this community, I had never heard of Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) before we faced it.   My wife Karen was on her third pregnancy–we felt like pros. But she began to encounter some strange itching late in pregnancy. It wasn’t horrible, at least not at… Read more »

Maternal Care for Black Families & ICP Care’s Commitment to Our Black Community

Maternal Care for Black Families with ICP

ICP Care Family, Recent events and racial disparities have shaken our nation. We’d like to acknowledge them and stand in solidarity with our Black community. We recognize the disparities African Americans face in relation to maternal health and medical care both during pregnancy and postnatally. ICP Care is forming a taskforce to help create resources… Read more »

June is ICP Awareness Month

June is Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy Awareness Month

June is Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy Awareness Month – a month where we honor and remember those we have lost and raise awareness by educating as many mothers and healthcare professionals as possible.  ICP is a group of disorders specific to pregnancy that cause bile acids to build up in the blood creating a high… Read more »

Concerns with 2019 study of efficacy of Ursodeoxycholic Acid

CONCERNS WITH 2019 STUDY OF EFFICACY OF URSODEOXYCHOLIC ACID

A study published in the Lancet in August of 2019 compared Ursodeoxycholic Acid to placebo in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. This study failed to find a significant difference between the study group and the control group. Overall, the study was well-designed. However, there was one important issue that may have profoundly impacted the… Read more »

Awareness Initiatives for Cholestasis of Pregnancy

ICP Awareness Initiatives Blog

We often hear from members of the ICP Care support groups that “someone really needs to do something”. Here’s what many people don’t know: there are many “somethings” happening around the country for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy awareness and education. The local Wisconsin/Minnesota group had one such “something” September 28, 2019. Our fifth annual “Agility… Read more »

Interpretations of the 2019 ICP meta-analysis

INTERPRETATIONS OF THE 2019 ICP META-ANALYSIS

In February of 2019, a groundbreaking study was published regarding Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP), which found that under modern management practices the risk of stillbirth is not higher until bile acids reach 100 μmol/L. The study was a fantastic example of international cooperation into research of a rare disease. Unfortunately, confusion about what this… Read more »