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Although some itching in pregnancy is normal, if you notice itching, primarily at night on the palms of hands, arms, legs, soles of feet or all-over itching which typically increases in severity, speak with your health care team.

Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP), a liver disorder occurring during pregnancy, affects 1 – 2 women per 1000 with itching being the most common symptom.

Two simple blood tests will determine if you could possibly have ICP. For women and families that experience Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, ICP Care provides pertinent educational information, the risks of the disorder ranging from fetal distress to an increased risk of intrauterine fetal demise (stillbirth) and a letter explaining ICP to your health care provider. For additional information on ICP and how it could possibly impact your pregnancy, please visit ICPcare.org.

Sarah L. Hosker

Author: Sarah L. Hosker

Sarah Hosker is a paralegal in Chicago, Illinois. Her interest in raising pregnancy awareness sparked when, in the summer of 2009, she learned of the passing of her niece less than a month before her due date. Together with friends and family, she Co-founded Project Alive & Kicking (PAK). Sarah is committed to volunteer work in the community and is an active member of at St. Teresa of Avila Parish. She also enjoys traveling, beachcombing, antiquing, visiting museums, photography, following the English Premier League and is a fan of the University of Georgia (UGA) football team. Sarah lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, Ali.

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