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obstetric cholestasis

mum2be-feb09mum2be-feb09
posted 8 years 8 months ago
does any one no anything about obstetric cholestasis. iv got very itchy skin my hands and feet ,belly boobs arms legs and even inside my ears. and my urine is a dark colour even tho iv been drinking alot. I read about oc in my book and they are all systoms of this.im not due to see the midwife till then do u think its ok to leave it till then or ring her asap Unsure


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ellee1984ellee1984
posted 8 years 8 months ago
i would say call your mw asap and get checked its a very serious condition if you have it.

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 8 years 8 months ago
I agree with Ellee hun, get yourself checked. I believe if you do have the condition they may induce you early (around 38weeks) if i remember correctly, and it can be a serious condition if left unchecked. Better to be safe than sorry and if all is fine you will be relieved, if not you know you were diagnosed and can be kept an eye on early! Let us know how you get on hun Hug Xx

mum2be-feb09mum2be-feb09
posted 8 years 8 months ago
hi just to let u no i rang the hostpital sunday morning a nd went in has my urine cheaked witch had gluecose in and had some blood test done, going back tomorrow for results so will let u no more then. still itching like mad am taking piriton tablets.
thanks for your repleys and will let u no more tomorrow Hug xx

SAHMSAHM
posted 8 years 8 months ago
hope that all goes well Flower

mum2be-feb09mum2be-feb09
posted 8 years 8 months ago
hi all just to let u no had another hostpital trip today and was told that i have to go to hostpital twice a week for baby to be monitered ,blood tests and a scan once a week as i do have obstetric cholestasis and my due date is now 2nd feb so at 38 weeks im going to be induced and was also told that baby is facing up insted of facing my spine and could cause a long labour. getting scared now oh its going to hurt isnt it LOL

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 8 years 8 months ago
Well it's a good thing you got yourself checked for the condition then hun! It is good news you will be getting monitored and you have a date of induction too, at least you won't be sat at home wondering will it be today? haha
As for the other bit, i will not lie to you and say labour doesn't hurt as it definitely does, but, and it's a BIG but. It is such a different pain to anything else and you know there is a fantastic reason for it. If i am honest, i never felt i couldn't cope with it and it wasn't as bad as i was expecting after all the horror stories i had heard! Rolling Eyes ) I had a long labour and emergency section with DD and a longish (but shorter than DD) labour with DS and a VBAC delivery. I would say don't be a martyr and if you feel you ned drugs have them. I would also reccommend getting yourself a Tens machine. Either hiring one or buying one (some hospitals even have a few on site, although there is no guarantee you will get one as they may be in use already on a busy day) I used a tens for mine (you have to use it from the start) and although i wasn't sure it was working at first it soon when straight back on after i had removed it. It was great and definitely helped take the edge of the contractions. I had no other pain relief (except a tad of gas and air, although more to bite on the mouthpiece than actually inhale Embarassed LOL) Plus i know it sounds corny but the pain really does fade into the background when you have your beautiful bundle in your arms Love You will do just fine hun, honest! Xx

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 8 years 8 months ago
i agree with what mandy says but you just have to remember it will hurt for a while but you are going to get a lifetime of pleasures (i think LOL) with your baby.

im glad you got checked as i know someone who cholestasis and she had to have a c-section at 38 weeks its a very dangerous condition if unchecked and unmonitored

mum2be-feb09mum2be-feb09
posted 8 years 8 months ago
thanks guys you have put mind at ease alittle with the labour keep forgetting that atleast something good is coming out of the pain LOL. i just cant wait to see what he looks like and how scrummy he will be LOL. thanks again xx Very Happy

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