Non-Profit Spotlight: ICP Care

Our country is full of incredible people and organizations out making a difference for others! In this month's Non-Profit Spotlight we'd like to recognize ICP Care!

ICP Care is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit determined to help pregnant mothers who experience Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy and to deliver healthy babies. ICP Care’s mission is to provide patient support and education, raise public awareness, support the advancement of research and improve health care practices. ICP Care helps to connect, support, educate and empower those affected by ICP – Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy.

They do this by raising awareness of the condition, distributing educational materials for patients and medical professionals, and creating a supportive community for friends and families of anyone affected by ICP. Their hope is that, one day, all medical professionals and staff will know the proper protocol for treating Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, resulting in less suffering and healthier ICP babies.

What is Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy?

Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) is a family of liver disorders that occur only during pregnancy and are characterized by elevated bile acids in the patient’s blood. ICP can pose a risk to the unborn baby. ICP is caused by a genetic predisposition paired with hormonal and environmental factors. Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy may pose risks to your unborn child. ICP is associated with increased risks of preterm labor and delivery, meconium staining of the amniotic fluid, respiratory issues, and stillbirth.

For the month of October 2021 Stromsoe Insurance will donate $21 to ICP Care, for every referral that comes to our team!

Learn more about the 2021 Happiness is… Referral Rewards Program HERE

A Story from Our Team Member

Our very own Kendall King from our Stromsoe Marketing Team was diagnosed with ICP with her son and the charity has been close to her heart ever since. Here is what she had to say:

I was 20 weeks pregnant and doing everything you're supposed to do when you're pregnant. One afternoon, my hands were endlessly itchy and thinking this was a new odd side effect of growing a human being, I took to Google to see how others eased it. In bold letters, at the top of the page, the internet yelled at me to cell my doctor immediately.

I was lucky that the nurses in the OB unit at my local hospital were well educated in this rare disorder. I was immediately taken care of and monitored bi-weekly. The team that delivered my son was prepared to give him any help he needed and aside from a small scare that lead to a C-section, he was born healthy and with lungs that would make Luciano Pavarotti proud.

It is because of ICP Care that I was equipped with the knowledge that I needed as well as given a community of over 16,000 others who were or had in the past experienced the same thing.

If you would like to help support ICP Care, please engage with them via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. For additional information, check their website.

Your support helps the non-profit's efforts to ensure those with ICP deliver healthy babies.

For the month of October 2021 Stromsoe Insurance will donate $21 to ICP Care, for every referral that comes to our team!

Learn more about the 2021 Happiness is… Referral Rewards Program HERE

Would you like to learn more about how we can help protect your non-profit , call your Stromsoe Insurance Total Protection Team at (951) 600-5751 or email insure@siaonline.com today!