A thousand years

Since I last wrote about the challenges of getting the money in to run a charity our donations have risen, the Lottery is being well supported (we have people who are signing up to do it monthly now!) and I've been contacted by a 'proper' blogger. I was tickled pink when this happened because it's always... Continue Reading →

Even the birds are asleep…

We have achieved so much as a charity. For example: Did you know that, when we started what was to become ICP Support, no women were being diagnosed with the condition intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP)? Now, nearly all UK health professionals know that itching in pregnancy is something that needs to be investigated. Did... Continue Reading →

January… you been hanging on me

It's a miserable day outside today, but so far, my resolution to be kinder and to stay focused on achieving a better work-life balance hasn't been affected by the weather. It's still a work in progress and despite the title of this blog post I feel quite sunny about it all! Next Saturday we have... Continue Reading →

Always a silver lining

I've woken up to 2018 feeling a bit 'meh' and out of sorts (and no, it's not a hangover). As far as New Year's resolutions go I'm not going to make any, except to say I am going to work on being kinder this year – a judgemental Facebook post on a friend's feed made... Continue Reading →

Star Bright

Being off work while my hip heals is reminding me of this time 31 years ago when I was on maternity leave with my first daughter, Victoria.  I can remember wishing the days away and just wanting it to all be over because I was big and uncomfortable (and itchy!). They always say, 'be careful... Continue Reading →

A little bit brave

Last week I told you about how I was finding it hard to prepare a talk I was giving on the legacy of grief. I'm pleased to report that I managed to get the talk written in time. It took many stops and starts and a lot of tears, but I presented it at the... Continue Reading →

Griefology

I have three presentations about ICP (intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy) to give over the next three weeks. I am honoured to be doing this and it's a great opportunity to fly the flag for our charity, ICP Support. All the talks have different themes, but it's the first that I'm finding challenging (okay, that's not... Continue Reading →

Stop Scratching!

I was with a patient this week and something that happened that made her comment: "You should write about this in your blog". And I laughed and said: "I should, shouldn't I?". So I am. This patient (I'll call her Sally) had come for her weekly appointment at the obstetric medical clinic (obs med) at... Continue Reading →

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