The Metabolic Profile in ICP & GDM

What is the name of this study? 

The Metabolic Profile in ICP & GDM

What does it involve?

Most women have healthy pregnancies, but some develop complications.Two of these conditions are called called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP)  and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Both conditions can cause problems for the baby that include spontaneous premature birth and stillbirth (when a baby dies after 24 weeks of pregnancy and before birth). We are looking for women who either have, or have had these conditions in pregnancy as well as women who have, or have had, no complications of pregnancy. We are looking at how these conditions cause changes in glucose (sugar) and lipids (fats) and whether these changes may be the reason why some babies whose mothers have the conditions are at risk of stillbirth. This may help doctors to give better advice to women with ICP and GDM regarding their diet in pregnancy and after they have their baby. It may also help doctors to protect the unborn babies of these women. You will receive a gift voucher for £20 from us for taking part as a thank you for your help.

This study is headed by Professor Catherine Williamson, Imperial College, London.

Who are we looking for?

  • Pregnant and non-pregnant women who have been affected by ICP or GDM.
  • Matched controls (a control is someone who is either having, or has had, a baby with pregnancy complications).

How can I find out more?

If you would like to know more about what this involves please contact:

  • Marta Vazques-Lopez, Research Midwife on 07590 250416
  • Jenny Chambers, Clinical Trial Coordinator, on 07843 660349/020 3313 5285
The Metabolic Profile in ICP & GDM