Please Read - Obstetric Cholestasis

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Jo, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. babyoneill

    babyoneill mother to Amber and Lexie and Jack

    Aug 23, 2011
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    Update it was nothing to do with bilirubin it was bile acid at 15 apparently my doctor is telling me it's the same thing but my midwife said bilirubin wasn't a concern x
  2. Suggerhoney

    Suggerhoney ♡Praying for a miracle rainbow baby at 43♡

    Sep 13, 2018
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    Thank you so much for this thread. I know it's a really old thread but thought I wud post.

    I was diagnosed with cholestasis of pregnancy last week when i was 17+2.
    I have been put on medication to bring the bile acid back down. I'm on a very hogh dose already 250ml 3 capsules/pills at night.

    I had this in my last pregnancy but it started so much later and I was induced at 35+4. My DD was 5lbs and spent 16 days in neonatal care.
    Thankfully she is now a healthy 6 year old.

    My worry this time is that I have it so early.
    I was never put on medication with my DD because I was far enough in the pregnancy to be induced.

    But being as I'm still 6 weeks away from this pregnancy being viable and a very very very long way from being at a stage where baby can be born and survive I am going out of my mind with worry.

    Going by my hospital scan I will be 18 weeks tommorow but going by my gender scan I am 18+2. I have another scan at the hospital coming up when I'm 20+ weeks.

    So at the moment im on these medication to bring the bile acid levels back down but I wont know if the medication is working until i get another blood test done which i am on may 31st. The medication wud have had a good 3 to 4 weeks to get into my system by then.
    I wont get the results until I see my high risk pregnancy consultant on June 4th. So rite now i just feel in total limbo and the fear of not knowing if my baby will live or not is to much. I Just cant handle it and I don't know what to do.

    Anyone else been diognosed early and it all turn out ok?
    I've heard 2 or 3 positive stories so far but wud like to hear from other womon with there experience.
    Was u diognosed early and how far did u get?
    Did everything turn out ok.?

    My itching started at 11 weeks and was intense but its taken 6 weeks to show up in my blood.

    I'm just praying rite now that my baby will be ok.
    It's so stressful and so worrying
    #122 Suggerhoney, May 12, 2019
    Last edited: May 12, 2019

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