Every day in the UK around 10 babies are stillborn and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) will be one of the causes. ICP is a complex liver condition of pregnancy caused by a combination of hormones, genetics and environment. It affects around 5,500 women a year in the UK and its main symptom, itching, is debilitating for women. The itching can be so severe that women do not sleep and some have reported feeling suicidal.
At ICP Support we provide the most up-to-date information there is on the condition and support hundreds of parents who face the anxiety of a possible stillbirth. We also raise awareness of the condition, lobby for better treatment and management of ICP pregnancies, develop educational tools to help health professionals and work closely with the scientists who are trying to better understand the condition.
Our vision is to ensure that every ICP baby is born safely – with your help we can make this a reality.
To find out more visit www.icpsupport.org or phone 0121 323 4316.