22 min

13. Kathleen Adkisson on Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, Secondary Infertility and Pregnancy Losses The Secondary Infertility Podcast

    • Mental Health

This episode is different from my usual content. Kathleen and I discussed the high-risk pregnancy condition Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, something both she and I experienced. This month is ICP awareness month, and it is important to me to bring awareness to this condition as I did not know about it before I had it. I hope to use my platform to bring awareness to it so that individuals experiencing these distinct symptoms can get the help that they need. In this episode, we also talk about Kathleen’s experience with secondary infertility and pregnancy losses. 
Kathleen Adkisson is a Virginia ambassador for the non-profit organization, ICP Care. In the second trimester of her pregnancy, she noticed progressively worse itching. She knew that something was wrong and advocated for herself, ultimately receiving help from her supportive OBGYN who ordered diagnostic testing, which determined had this intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (also known as ICP). Following this diagnosis, Kathleen found ICP Care which led her to find community and comfort as she navigated the remainder of her pregnancy with ICP. She delivered her son at 37 weeks. Following the birth of her son, Kathleen decided that she wanted to get involved in the advocacy and awareness of this condition. 
IG @icpcare
Website: https://icpcare.org
You can find Allie at:
Instagram: @holdingboth 
Website: www.holdingbothllc.com 
Email: allie@holdingbothllc.com 

This episode is different from my usual content. Kathleen and I discussed the high-risk pregnancy condition Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, something both she and I experienced. This month is ICP awareness month, and it is important to me to bring awareness to this condition as I did not know about it before I had it. I hope to use my platform to bring awareness to it so that individuals experiencing these distinct symptoms can get the help that they need. In this episode, we also talk about Kathleen’s experience with secondary infertility and pregnancy losses. 
Kathleen Adkisson is a Virginia ambassador for the non-profit organization, ICP Care. In the second trimester of her pregnancy, she noticed progressively worse itching. She knew that something was wrong and advocated for herself, ultimately receiving help from her supportive OBGYN who ordered diagnostic testing, which determined had this intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (also known as ICP). Following this diagnosis, Kathleen found ICP Care which led her to find community and comfort as she navigated the remainder of her pregnancy with ICP. She delivered her son at 37 weeks. Following the birth of her son, Kathleen decided that she wanted to get involved in the advocacy and awareness of this condition. 
IG @icpcare
Website: https://icpcare.org
You can find Allie at:
Instagram: @holdingboth 
Website: www.holdingbothllc.com 
Email: allie@holdingbothllc.com 

22 min