I had OC with my first pregnancy, do you think it's likely I'll suffer from it again?
It was so horrible, I clearly remember my husband rubbing a scouring pad over my feet and legs and the itch just not going away
I was in hospital every week being monitored and prodded, I hope I don't have to go through all that again. I was induced at 38 weeks in the end, and hemorrhaged after birth which the midwife also said was part of the OC condition.
I had a blood test on Friday to check my liver function, should get the results on Tuesday.
Anyone pregnant and not suffering this time round?
Hi nobbynoob, I suffered from OC in my first pregnancy and it was horrid, was also closely monitored and regularly scratched myself till I bled. Not fun. I think I read that there is a 60% chance of getting it in subsequent pregnancies. I'm now 19 weeks pregnant with DC2 and nervously await any sign or tickle! Hope your tests come back clear, good luck!
Hi, I had it too in my first pregnancy but it didnt get diagnosed till I was almost 39 weeks and they induced me the next day which thankfully was straightforward. It' s really horrible and I remember scratching my back raw with a screwdriver! I'm now almost 28 weeks and am a tiny bit itchy but I think it's just normal. The problem is when I think about it I itch so I think it's more psychological!
The chance of getting it again differs depending on what you read - I've been told somewhere between 60 - 90% and my midwife told me it was pretty likely I'd get it again. They said they'd monitor me from 36 weeks but to say immediately if I get really itchy before then.
Fingers crossed none of us get it this time around!
I'm being tested for this tomorrow and it is the most horrid thing I have ever experienced! I nearly put on fake nails the other day because no matter how hard I scratch even though I am ripping the skin off it just isn't hard enough!