Today February 28, 2023 is Rare Disease Day! A Disease is RARE when it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000. In the USA 1 to 2 pregnancies in 1,000 is affected by Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy. Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) is a family of liver...
My Pregnancy Loss: Waves of Emotions
As a mother who has suffered loss during my second pregnancy, I have experienced firsthand the inexplicable pain and grief a woman goes through. On July 9, 2022, I suffered a miscarriage during my first trimester.
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...
Considerations After an ICP Pregnancy
It’s the burning question everyone with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy wants the answer to: can my ICP cause lasting harm to me or my baby after my pregnancy is over? It’s unsatisfying to know we don’t have great answers. The studies so far have been few and often conflicting. We do have some answers, though, and it’s mostly good news.
New Evidence for the Benefits of Ursodiol for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy
New Evidence from two new studies have been published that support the benefits of Ursodiol to treat Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy.
Myths about ICP: What does the scientific literature help us clarify?
Many misconceptions about Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy have occurred over the years and continue to spread. Here we dispel the myths and give you the facts.
June is ICP 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...
Management of Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy
A comprehensive management guide was published in AJOG on Nov13, 2020. Many recommendations are in line with advice ICP Care often gives.
Give the Gift of Support for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy!
Thank you for supporting ICP Care. Donations to ICP Care come in all forms and sizes, whether they are cash, in-kind donations, corporate matching gifts, or through fundraising initiatives. Please take a moment to learn about all ways you can support our organization,...
Online Silent Auction
ICP Care is hosting its FIRST Annual Silent Auction! Virtual doors open for bidding offering some amazing items. All proceeds support ICP Care.
My story of Pregnancy Loss with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, and my Rainbow Baby
Elisabeth Naff shares her experience with Intrahepatic Choleastasis of Pregnancy loss for October Pregnancy and Infant Loss awareness month.
Mi Experiencia de embarazo ICP – My ICP Pregnancy Experience
Ruddy nuestra Moderadora del grupo de apoyo ICP Care español comparte su experiencia de su embarazo ICP y cómo su embarazo le enseñó la necesidad de soltar a veces. ¿Qué te ha enseñado tu embarazo ICP?
The Best Gift for Father’s Day is a Healthy Family
ICP affects us as fathers too because it affects those we love–our partners and our children. And it is important that fathers be informed.
Maternal Care for Black Families & ICP Care’s Commitment to Our Black Community
ICP Care is forming a taskforce to create resources and assist with advocating for Black families with Black leaders in Maternal medicine.
Concerns with 2019 study of efficacy of Ursodeoxycholic Acid
Overall, the study was well-designed. However, there was one important issue with ursodeoxycholic acid that may have profoundly impacted results.
Awareness Initiatives for Cholestasis of Pregnancy
What can you do to increase awareness for ICP? Here are some tips to spread the word for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy.
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...
ICP Awareness Month
ICP Awareness Month ends soon, but I have ICP on my mind all year. Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy is a high-risk condition that affects 1-2 in 1.000 pregnant women. ICP is a liver disorder that leads to elevated bile acids, which can be harmful for babies....
Thank You ICP Care Community
ICP Care 501(c)(3) nonprofit is a volunteer-based charity raising Cholestasis of Pregnancy awareness and education with an evidenced based English and Spanish website that includes educational brochures for both patients and healthcare providers. Thank you to our...
ICP Community Voice at Healthcare Provider Conferences
Hilary Boyer and Donna Benavides at the 2018 ACOG Meeting. ICP Care's volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity is looking forward to attending several healthcare professional conferences and meetings in 2019. This month we will be at the SMFM's (Society for...
First birthday ICP Fundraiser for my miracle
Shortly after the birth of my son, I began to follow several mommy blogs on Facebook and read an article about how a woman’s complaint on Facebook about itching during pregnancy could have saved her baby’s life. Two years later during our second pregnancy with our...
Thankful for “My Little Itch”
Pregnancy had always been a dream of mine. No one in my family ever had any complications and they all really enjoyed being pregnant. I naively expected the same thing. My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 10 weeks. I was devastated, but I got pregnant again...
My ICP Story of Loss and Survival
Have you ever thought you were going crazy because of something your body is doing that no one else understands? That’s how Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) felt for me the first time. I read all the books. I talked to my mom and other trusted family...
ICP Virtual Walk / Run…Top teams
The ICP second annual Virtual Walk /Run to Fight the Itch registration results are in for the top teams. ICP Community there is still time left for us to meet our goal. You can participate as this event closes August 31. We are thankful for all the ICP Community and...
ICP Care Blog!
Welcome to ICP Care Blog page. We are excited to share all ICP related post. We would love submissions from other itchy moms, dads, writers, freelancers, and more. Please send your submission to email@example.com