ICP Care Team Member
My name is Cheyenne Terry and I am the Texas ambassador for ICP Care. I am a wife and mother of 4, with my 5th due in March of 2023. In 2019, while pregnant with my son, I began experiencing severe itching in my hands, feet, legs, and belly late one night at 10 weeks pregnant. I, of course, turned to Doctor Google and stumbled upon an article about Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy. I immediately sent my midwife a late-night message and she asked that I go to her office first thing in the morning for lab work. Within 3 days I was diagnosed with ICP, started taking ursodiol, and had a follow-up appointment with MFM, which embarked me on my Cholestasis of Pregnancy journey. During delivery I had slight hemorrhaging and meconium staining, but my son was thankfully healthy and so beautiful. I became pregnant again in 2020, with symptoms beginning around 5 weeks pregnant. I received my official ICP diagnosis at 9 weeks. My Cholestasis of was severe, and I delivered my daughter at 36 weeks. We both experienced complications, resulting in a stay in NICU. She is now a healthy and beautiful baby girl. With my current knowledge of Cholestasis of Pregnancy, I am confident I had ICP in 2012 with my oldest daughter. I am beyond lucky and thankful that she was born healthy.
My goals as an ICP Ambassador are to help those understand the seriousness of Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy and educate them in any way I can. Every mother and baby deserve the best chance at a healthy pregnancy and life. I want to offer my support to all those in need, in whatever way I can. Don’t Ignore the Itch.