Post Edited (ResearchNut) : 1/14/2008 8:29:12 AM (GMT-7)
I am newly diagnosed with Crohns but am fairly certain I had it while I was pregnant with my daughter (2006). The worst part for me was the 3rd trimester. I pretty much had to live off of gatorade and crackers for the majority of it. I dont know if it was because she added more pressure in there but I had constant diarreah and vomiting (I never had any problems with my son in 2003). I had to go to the hospital several times for fluids. I am sure if we had known that I had crohns things may have been a little easier on me. HOWEVER, my daughter was born on her due date and was perfectly healthy!
Best of luck to you!!!! Enjoy every minute!
Hi, I saw your post on pregnancy and decided to post. My big decision is on breastfeeding after delivery. I have had Crohn's for about 4-5 years and it is mild. I was on Flagyl and Pentasa but was reduced to just Pentasa. I am 40 years old and due March 19th.
My Gastro told me if I wanted to try to quit the meds while pregnant, that it was ok since I had mild Crohn's. I decided to give it a try and I am proud to say I have had NO problems at all!!!! Yeah. I also did not have any problems trying to conceive either.
I found out that I can stay off the meds for 4-6 weeks after delivery but at that point I should go back on the meds. They say with pregnancy hormones, you will normally have a smooth pregnancy (Crohn's Wise). My doc says the stress of a newborn after delivery can cause a flare, which I hope not.
I hope this helps. I know my ob monitored me more due to age and the fact that I have Crohn's, which I thought is very comforting.
I have no family or friends around me other than my husband and children so I very greatly appreciate this group and i'm hoping to become a regular. You are all great people!