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My Experience of ICP (Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy aka Obstetric Cholestasis) and 5 Charities and Support Groups to Contact

You’d be forgiven if your first thought reading this was ‘what on earth is ICP, I’ve never heard of it.’ That was very much my reaction whilst sitting in the Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) early on a July Sunday morning.

So just to clarify, Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy aka Obstetric Cholestasis is a potentially serious but uncommon liver condition that affects 1 in 140 pregnant women. With ICP, the bile acids that usually flow from your liver don’t flow properly and start to build up in your body instead.

Here’s my story.

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How to Make Travel A Learning Experience for Kids With 9 Easy To Follow Tips

How To Make Travel A Learning Experience.
After months of lockdown and travel restrictions, many of us are ready to start planning to explore again. Ready to plan what to when we can get out there and see what we’ve been missing. Plan to visit new destinations. And rediscover all the places we’ve been missing.

We know traveling is learning. Yet, how do you get the most out of every trip? These tips for before, during, and after your vacation will ensure your family is learning from every journey.

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3 Things New Mothers Don’t Expect Once They Bring Baby Home

If you’re anything like me, pregnancy changes your social interactions.
Friends start asking how you’re doing more often and complete strangers strike up conversations as though you are actually friends. This typically happens for months as you move through the second and third trimester.

Between freezer meal prepping with family, weekly OB appointments, a baby shower, and people asking “when are you due?” you may feel this is your new normal. Is it?

Today our guest post is Kelly, who will be discussing what new mothers don’t expect once they bring baby home