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PUPP – Itching during pregnancy..

Pupp – an itchy skin condition which appears in pregnancy. What is it ?: PUPP stands for pruritic (itch) urticarial (like ‘hives’) papules (red pimples) and plaques (irritable flakes) of pregnancy. Some women develop itchy red bumps and welts on their bellies in the second half of pregnancy, usually in the last month or two. […]

IUGR

Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) What is IUGR ? Intrauterine Growth Restriction Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a condition where a baby’s growth slows or ceases when in it is in the uterus. Twin pregnancies are twice as likely to be affected by IUGR, around 15% to 20% of twin pregnancies are found to have IUGR […]

Obstetric cholestasis – Itching with no rash…

What is obstetric cholestasis? Obstetric cholestasis is a liver disorder which occurs during pregnancy. It affects about 1 in 100 women each year in the UK, and is more common in multiple pregnancies.   Cholestasis is a reduced flow of bile down the bile ducts in the liver resulting in bile leaking out into the bloodstream. […]

TTTS – This pregnancy has no future…

My story… by Katie Rhodes   We had been told that we were expecting mc/mz twins ( not really understanding that this put us at any more at risk of problems)  and so when we were told that we were to be monitored every 3 days with scans and traces we thought this was normal […]

TTTS – My weight increased by 8 stone…

By Sue Roper-Moore Hi. My name is Sue Roper-Moore and my husband is Malcolm. We live in Birmingham and have a five year old son, Henry, and identical twin girls – Mary and Lydia – who will be 3 in October. This is our recollection of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion. I had a trouble free ‘ text […]

TTTS – My daughter gained 13lb in a week…

by Linda Haddock This is a story about my daughter and her family, and how TTTS changed our lives forever . Jennifer and her husband Raymond had two beautiful children, Hailey and Cameron. He worked days and she worked nights so each could spend time with the children and provide them with a nice home. […]