She made it her mission to inform other mothers about the signs and symptoms of ICP by turning to the place where it all started: Facebook.
In a post that has now been shared over 57,000 times, DePino urges expectant mothers to be their own advocate and contact their doctor if they think they might be suffering from ICP.
“I would like to urge pregnant women who are suffering from severe itching to be their own advocate,” said DePino. “Know the signs and symptoms and then contact your doctor. Don’t ignore the itch, a simple blood test could save your baby’s life.”