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Libby McAdam

We are climbing Ben Nevis with our two young children and family members including my Brother David who is a Ninja Warrior Contender 2018.

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ICP Support

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[color=#1d2129]In both my pregnancies I developed a condition called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). It is the most common liver condition specific to pregnancy and affects around 5,500 women a year in the UK. The main symptom is itching and the condition has to be diagnosed through blood tests the most important test being a bile acid test. Research shows that those with severe ICP have an increased risk of stillbirth if the pregnancy goes to full term. There are also links with spontaneous premature labour (as I had with Leigh). It's hard to explain how bad the itching is, for me, it was intense with no let up day or night, (but for some women it can be very mild) my skin was raw, bruised and infected due to my scratching and I couldn't stop. I spent 6 weeks in horrendous discomfort, I became irrational, exhausted and terrified I'd lose my baby. [/color]


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[color=#1d2129]This happened with both pregnancies and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Although research is taking place into ICP much more is needed to be able to protect babies from the risk of. I was fortunate and had two beautiful and healthy babies - can I ask you to donate and help ensure that as many people as possible have the same outcome as mine? [/color]

Event date

14-July-2018 00:00  - 
14-July-2018 00:00

Event type

UK challenge

Event is completed


Well done to all of you!
Donation by Jo
on 26-07-2018
Well done you guys ๐Ÿ˜€ The kids done good as well๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ๐Ÿโค๏ธ
Donation by Alex & Stella Campbell
on 14-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done team!
Donation by Vicki
on 14-07-2018
£10.00 gift aid
Well done guys!!! Xx
Donation by Jayne Andrews
on 14-07-2018
£1.25 gift aid
Good effort, very impressed. Great cause as well.
Donation by Moray
on 14-07-2018
£5.00 gift aid
You got through 2 pregnancies with this horrible condition so Iโ€™m sure you will smash this wee hill ๐Ÿ˜‚So thankful for your two gorgeous children xx
Donation by Heather McGill
on 14-07-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck to whole family. Sorry can't be there to support you in person. Hope you have lots of factor 50 :)
Donation by Sean Russell
on 05-07-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done both of you.......quite a challenge. Perhaps it is not appropriate to at a "break a leg"!
Donation by Clark Harper
on 05-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck you's will smash it xx
Donation by Jen Cassidy
on 05-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Great cause and good luck to the McAdams on your Ben Nevis climb!
Donation by Katie Croall
on 12-06-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £270.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £270.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £320.00

Donations closed

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