My daughter in law was diagnosed with this late in her pregnancy. She thought her itching was due to stress and her mid-wife agreed. (Her symptoms increased to the point where she was on Atarax to control the itching. She was to the point where she was using keys to try and scratch as well as bare concrete for her feet). The day before her scheduled induction she had severe nausea and vomiting. The next day when I heard about it as well as the fact that the baby was't moving, I told them to call their MD. She was admitted to the hospital with FHT present and rehydrated. 12 hours later she was started on Cytotec. Even before the Cytotec the baby never had a consistent baseline rate--was from 110 to 170. She had no results from the first Cytotec but evidently hyperstimed with the second application. Terb was given with no result and then MS.
An emergency C-section was performed and the baby was born with apgars of 5-7. He ended spending the next 4-5 days in the ICN on dopamine first for renal perfusion and then BP support. It sounded like sepsis but nothing cultured out.
He is fine now but all the MD's said that the ICHP had nothing to do with his problems---even thought two of the OB's I work with said there was a significant increase in risk to these infants. Does anyone have any experience with this