Kristie - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
Hi everyone. My cholestasis story: I probably had it with both, but was actually diagnosed with my second. Had her March 25 this year. Had non-stress tests twice a week and had to deliver at 37 weeks. But we are both healthy and very grateful to my Dr, who knew right away what it was when I told her my symptoms (my last doctor told me it was just normal pregnancy symptoms). Just wanted to post an interesting bit of info too: Don't take estrogen based birth control. Cholestasis is a counterindication (sp?) of taking estrogen based BC. So I am going for the copper IUD the first week of June. Even with these and other complications, I'm not quite ready to say my family is complete, otherwise we'd go more permanent. Anyway, it's nice to meet you all. It would be nice if this condition was more widely recognized and diagnosed where appropriate! It's not even mentioned in most pregnancy books off the shelf.