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Professor Catherine Williamson

Professor Catherine Williamson

‘ICP is a common liver disease of pregnancy that can have severe consequences in terms of adverse pregnancy outcomes. There is increasing interest in ICP throughout the medical and scientific community. Recent studies have focussed on the underlying causes of the disease in the mother (particularly genetic and hormonal factors) and also on the causes of the complications of stillbirth, preterm labour and features of fetal distress. Researchers are keen to work with patient organisations to take our findings to affected women and babies in the clinic and in the community. I have worked with Jenny Chambers and other members of ICP Support for several years and cannot imagine a more effective and professional group of people to run the charity. I am very pleased to be a Patron and I look forward to working with the charity to help improve management of women with ICP and to understand this important disease.’

Kim Medcalf

Kim Medcalf

‘Pregnancy can be a worrying time even if it runs smoothly, so when I was diagnosed with the condition I felt incredibly concerned about the impact on my baby and also overwhelmed by the sudden change in events having had a seemingly ‘perfect’ pregnancy up until that point. My immediate reaction was to research it online, and finding the ICP website was a huge relief – knowing other mums had been or were going through this was such a comfort. The ICP support team are invaluable: they are crusading on behalf of women like me to find out as much as they can about this condition through important research so that diagnosis, care and treatment can be improved in the future. I am pregnant again and my chances of having ICP in this pregnancy are very high – knowing that I have the support of this team at this time is worth so much and I look forward to being a Patron and working with ICP Support over the coming years.’