Can cholestasis of pregnancy be prevented?

Can cholestasis of pregnancy be prevented?

You cannot prevent cholestasis of pregnancy. Genetic testing may help you understand the chance of passing this disorder on to your child.

What are the risk factors for cholestasis of pregnancy?

Women are at a higher risk for developing cholestasis of pregnancy if they have:

  • A family member with the condition
  • Pregnancy with two or more babies
  • Undergone in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments
  • History of liver damage
  • Chronic hepatitis C