Are you itching all over? Exhausted? No appetite? Weird colored urine and stools? These are symptoms of ICP. ICP, otherwise known as Obstetric Cholestasis (OC), refers to a specific liver condition in which the normal flow of bile is impaired in a woman's body resulting severe itching and more rarely, jaundice. Learn how this condition is treated.
itching during pregnancy
Your baby's skin is pink to reddish in color and is smooth. The body is continuing to fill out. The sucking and grasping reflexes are strong. At about 34 weeks, a substance that is necessary for the lungs to function (surfactant) is steadily produced.
She's always itchy, scratching until her skin is red and splotchy. She's got me scratching those impossible-to-reach spots on her back ("HARDER! HARDER!"), and she isn't satisfied unless I practically break the skin. I'm thinking of keeping a pair of spaghetti tongs on the bedside table.