Intrahepatic Cholestasis

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), also known as obstetric cholestasis (OC), is the most common pregnancy-specific liver disorder. It affects around 5,500 women a year in the UK and is associated with spontaneous premature birth, fetal distress and, in severe cases, stillbirth.

The charity ICP Support have partnered with The Royal College of Midwives to provide you with a course aimed to introduce you to, or further improve your knowledge of, ICP.

After completing the I-folio module you will:

  • have a greater understanding of the condition
  • be able to identify how the condition is diagnosed
  • better understand the treatment and management of ICP, together with its many variables and complexities
  • appreciate the implications of ICP for the woman and her baby
  • be able to discuss screening options with the obstetric team
  • be able to provide evidence-based information and support to the woman and her family
  • be able to discuss future pregnancy care concerns

Please visit the RCM’s i-learn website to start this educational training module.

You can also join ICP Support’s Facebook Group for professionals.

Last revised: January 2021