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Mags has had ICP in all four of her pregnancies; her third precious daughter was stillborn. Mags has also gone on to have a successful pregnancy after loss and knows how hard the journey is.
In December 2012 I was diagnosed with ICP at 34 weeks. It was my first pregnancy, and to say I was worried was an understatement. I had never heard of ICP and the hospital seemed to know very little. I went home on the Friday night with so many questions. I came across ICP Support and phoned them. The advice, support and help I received was invaluable, reassuring and so friendly. I was induced at 38 weeks and delivered a healthy baby boy. I would have been lost without the support of the group and their research. Volunteering for the group is a small way of me saying thank you.
Ian has been responsible for the ICP Support website since 2009, taking it through three redesigns. In his day job he is a freelance editor and typesetter.
Kim is mother to two little itches. Both pregnancies were textbook perfect until the sudden and severe onset of ICP, both resulting in pre-term deliveries. What surprised Kim the most in her second pregnancy was the emotional impact of waiting to see if ICP would develop again, despite knowing all of the research provided by ICP Support. Kim is happy to be able to provide support to others passing through their ICP journey.
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Tracey had two ICP pregnancies in 1996 and 1998. On both times the itching started between 6 and 8 weeks - very early! She was fortunate that her mother read an article about Jenny Chambers during her first pregnancy and was able to enlist her help in diagnosing the condition and seeking the help that she needed. Both daughters were born at 35 weeks and are now healthy teenagers: proof that ICP pregnancies can have positive outcomes.