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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. […]

Obstetric Cholestasis – My Story

Up until 28 weeks I was sailing through my twin pregnancy – no morning sickness, scans all fine and I was feeling great. A few days before my next consultant appointment I noticed that my hands and feet were incredibly itchy. I was constantly rubbing my bare feet on the carpet, I couldn’t sleep and […]

Pre-eclampsia

What is Pre-eclampsia ? Pre-eclampsia is the most common of the serious complications of pregnancy. It is caused by a defect in the placenta, which joins mother and baby and supplies the baby with nutrients and oxygen from the mother’s blood. Pre-eclampsia is symptom-less in the early stages and is detectable only by regular antenatal […]