Tag: Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Management of Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy: New Guidelines from the Society for Maternal Fetal-Medicine

A comprehensive management guide for cholestasis of pregnancy entitled “SMFM Consult Series #53: Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy” was published in AJOG on November 13, 2020.1  One positive aspect of this publication is that many of the recommendations are in line with advice we at ICP Care often give. This includes treatment with ursodiol as a… Read more »

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, we are a 501(c)(3) always looking for opportunities to raise money to… Read more »

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 »

Mi Experiencia de embarazo ICP – My ICP Pregnancy Experience

Mi Experiencia de embarazado ICP

Soy mamá primeriza, mi hijo nació el 23 de septiembre del 2019. Mi embarazo comenzó bien, sin complicaciones hasta que llegamos a la semana 32. Recuerdo bien el momento en que comencé a sufrir de picazón intensa en mi cuero cabelludo, mis manos, entre mis dedos y en ambas piernas. Me rasguñaba la piel en… 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 »