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Helen George

Helen George

‘I am delighted to be a Patron for ICP Support and promote their work. When I was diagnosed with ICP I was confident that the hospital looking after me knew how to look after me and my unborn baby because they conduct research into the condition.

‘But I realise that not all women will receive the same kind of care that I did, because not all hospitals know as much about it as mine does. That’s why I want to help ICP Support raise awareness of ICP and ensure that women have access to the charity’s in-depth knowledge of the condition as well as the great support that they provide.’

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.’