did anyone else have cholestasis of pregnancy???

Elyssa - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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When my son was born at 33 weeks the doctors diagnosed me as having preeclampsia, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I started having some of the same symptoms so the doctors ran a few tests and told me that they thought I had mild preeclampsia. So they put me on Magnesium or something like that... (I don't really remember, it made me really loopy) and sent me to a hospital with a NICU to be induced, well, the doctors up there decided to do some more tests on me (before inducing me) because I didn't have most of the symptoms of preeclampsia (like the swelling and elevated blood pressure) all I had was the elevated protein levels in my urine. Well after a few days, they determined it wasn't preeclampsia, but they couldn't figure out what it was. after a couple of weeks in the hospital being poked every 2-3 hours (and having my arm look like a black, brown, and blue pin cushion) they finally determined that I had cholestasis of pregnancy. It was at that point that the doctors FINALLY asked me if my hands or feet had been itchy... well YEAH... I wish they would've looked closer at my chart or something, because I told multiple people that my hands and feet were itchy and asked if I could get something to help them stop... When I had my son I think they misdiagnosed me then as well, because I had the same problem with my hands and feet being so itchy that I probably wouldn't have been satisfied if I would've scratched them clean off! If I would've known that being itchy was a symptom of cholestasis I would've done something about it with my son! I thought that it was the air (with our move and change of seasons) and the fact that my hands and feet are naturally dry. They say that only 1 in every 1,000 pregnancies gets Cholestasis. I was just wondering if anyone else here had to have an amnio and then have their baby induced early because of Cholestasis or if I was the only one...

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