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Cholestasis of Pregnancy
lunabella79 posted:
Hi Everyone!
I'm new to this board, but was hoping to find someone who has had cholestasis of pregnancy in prior pregnancies (that sounds awful, I wish no one to be sick during their pregnancy!). This is my 3rd and VERY new pregnancy (I'm only about 4-5 weeks), but I had Cholestasis during my 2nd pregnancy 5 years ago and I'm very afraid that I'll have it again and worse. Last time I started having some symptoms at about 25-30 weeks, but the doctors just blamed them on other things. Then at 35 weeks I had the all-over itching and I was finally induced at exactly 36 weeks. I did speak with a perinatal doctor a few years back and he said that usually the 2nd time around Cholestasis comes on earlier and you might require bedrest. And of course there's the high risk of still-birth.

Have any of you had Cholestasis in prior pregnancies? Did you get it again? If so how did your pregnancy go or how is it going?

Thanks so much!
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi lunabella - and congrats on your pregnancy. If you don't get an answer here, you might want to try one of the pregnancy boards or the main parenting board (which has an expert).

You can find these by using the Parenting & Pregnancy blue tab at the top of the page.

I hope there are others who can share their experience. And I do hope you can avoid bedrest!


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