Eastbourne mother rides for pregnancy charity

Yvonne Corbishley in cycle gear SUS-150818-085954001
Yvonne Corbishley in cycle gear SUS-150818-085954001

An Eastbourne mother-of-two who suffered from a rare condition during pregnancy is to cycle 54-miles for charity.

Yvonne Corbishley suffered from Intraheptic Cholestatis Pregnancy (ICP) a liver condition while pregnant with both her two children.

The conditon causes a great amount of discomfort, making the mother’s hands, arms and feet itch uncontrollably throughout the pregnancy.

The sensation is described as like insects under your skin and sees some suffers resort to icewater or frozen peas to numb the feeling.

The conditon also has other health risks and in its worst cases can result in fetal distress, spontaneous early labour and even stillbirth.

During her second pregnancy, Yvonne recived support from charity ICP Support, which offers information and advice to help cope with the condition.

Yvonne has voluteered at ICP Support since the birth of her second child, 3-year-old Megan, helping to raise awareness of the condition.

Now Yvonne is raising money for the charity by cycling in the Brighton Sportive, a 54 mile bike ride in the hills around Brighton culminating in a ride up Devil’s Dyke.

The ride, which begins and ends from Brighton’s seafront, sees riders climb 2352 feet of hills on the round trip through Shipley.

To support Yvonne visit mydonate.BT.com/fundraisers/yvonnecorbishley1