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best of luck to you pema.
There is a great charity called 'ICP Support UK'.
Luckily the symptoms go very quickly after birth.
25/03/2013 at 15:45
I negelcted to mention too that at our labour debrief 6 months later we were told he was also back to back - kind of explains a lot!
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13/05/2013 at 17:41
hi all i had OC 7 years ago i had an awfull pregnancy from start to finish tbh ...... when i had OC at that time exeter hosp were wondering if it was still as high risk as 1st thought many years before i was told to ring victoria hospital to ask for advice which was to be monitered 3 times a week on a machine have an earlier birth etc... but heavitree were like noo its not as bad as it was 1st thought and no need for you to be seen extra as long as baby was ok ??? yeh cos i can see in my womb???? any way long story short i made them agree to induce me at term date ... luckily i started off myself 2 days earlier but the birth was hidious and had the worst consultant / surgeon (whoever it was) ever was monitered throughout labour, had a forceps delivery 3 tears one i felt her do as i contracted (not the pain just the physical rip like orange peal) horrid only had gas and air finaly got my son out .... cut the cord herself even tho hubby wanted too i asked him to be cleaned she just shoved him on me etc (im glad she did but not the point he was a healthy 7lb 3oz
i then developed an under active thyroid which im on meds for for life ....
also after my 1st blood tests i got a call at work saying ur scan was fine but your bloods say your high risk for downs .... expected to work the rest of my shift devistated confused and upset i was offered a test to confirm but the test had high risk of miscarrying ... i went to see a consultant and said i will have the baby any way if it is or not ...... few months later i got a call saying when ur blood was taken there wasnt enough and was poured from tube to tube (each tube has different powder lining) as same results happend to another lady and she new the mistake and hosp managed to find out about it all ... so saw a diff consultant and said "lucky you didnt take those tests really ... would have risked baby for nothing " my jaw dropped!!!!!!!!! jee thanks!! should of complained but quite frankly wanted out .....
dont get me started on the itching omg i didnt sleep for 3 weeks at some point in my 3rd trimester. and scratched all hours awfull!! wouldnt wish it on any one ever .....
im now pregnant again finally almost over how horrific the 1st preganacy was ...... praying its not half as bad as the 1st one was !!
my confidence is knocked !! xx
11/06/2013 at 11:41
hey all I had OC with my first son (born 25.01.2011) I am 28 weeks pregnant now but told they wouldn't check me unless they really needed to. I have had slight itching again, should i demand a test or wait and see if it gets worse? as they don't seem too bothered about checking, even though i had very hile bile acid levels in my previous pregnancy.. x
12/06/2013 at 10:28
Natasha, it is very strange that you are not being monitored. You should definitely have the blood test done in my opinion. - I had OC in my first pregnancy (really bad itch on my hand palms and feet) and ended up being induced just after 37 weeks as my bile levels went really high. Unfortunately my - now 2 year old - girl got impatient and as I was only 1-2cm dilated after 24 hours we ended up with emergency c-section. I basically started contracting and then got one contraction which went on for about 20mins and would not stop, so it became obvious something was not right and I was moved into another room and seen by a doctor. He decided to break my water and carry out the c-section. It all happened very quickly - from breaking my water till birth probably about 11minutes. I basically got into full labour right after the water brake! I was on gas and air and just focused on breathing, so didn't really realized how serious the whole situation actually was. My girl wanted out and I started pushing and at that moment they were giving me epidural! (Try sit still upright and not move when wanting to push!! I was holding onto my partner like mad.) It was all quite dramatic, but I myself didn't really realised that at that moment. I just did what had to be done. My mum in law and my partner were rather stressed and horrified, but we were lucky; the doctor and his team were brilliant and it all ended well. - I am now 29 weeks pregnant and being given full support and a consultant and I have already had my blood tested. So far I have not itched, though I am starting to be aware of a slight itch on my belly... I have an appointment with my consultant this week, so we shall discuss another blood test and further steps. - Ask for the blood test, definitely! And good luck!
13/06/2013 at 20:11
Natasha monitoring is essential.
Someones the itch can be ok but it's not worth taking the chance.
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02/10/2013 at 21:50
Helle, I m so sorry, gosh I really feel for you. I too have suffered my baby dying but he was born but only lived for a day, they don't really know the cause. I had itching last time and have it this time, had it since I was about 16 wks, am nearly 19 wks and seeing my midwife tomorrow. Please can I ask what medication they put you on? I'll get liver function tests back tomorrow and have been prescribed lots of creams and piriton but have been scared to take the tablets
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