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INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE JAUNDICE DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is jaundice in pregnancy?

Jaundice is a situation in which the skin and sclera (whites of the eyes) look yellowish. This is due to the accumulation of a pigment called bilirubin, which can happen for a variety of reasons, including liver disease, obstruction of the duct system that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine, and excessive hemolysis, (the breakdown of red blood cells (RBCs)).

 

Pregnant women can suffer from liver diseases, such as viral hepatitis, just like those who are not pregnant. There are also a handful of liver problems that strike pregnant women in particular - these conditions include hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), hemolysis and elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome, acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP), and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP).


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