I know this is posted a lot but I am looking for more advice. And everyone on this forum is so sweet! I posted a question last time about having active disease and being about 6 or 7 weeks pregnant. I was actually in remission when it was conceived. I started Humira at about the 8th week. I ended up miscarrying at 10 weeks. I was so devastated along with my baby's father (we are not in a relationship, just friends who desparately want a baby). Now that I have been healthy since then, we are thinking of trying again. Thank goodness! I am just so scared of getting sick again. Right now I am taking asacol and Humira along with, pre-natal vitamins which I had never stopped taking. My GI said that if I am feeling really good that getting pregnant shouldn't be a problem. My family is very fertile, but I hope I can keep a pregnancy and not loose it again. Does anyone have a similar story? I am so anxious to get pregnant. Thanks a bunch!
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also on Prilosec 2x a day for reflux.
Missyjack - I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I had 2 miscarriages before having my 2 girls (who are now 3 years old and 6 weeks old). During my pregnancy with my first daughter, I was on 150 mg of Imuran the entire time and she is healthy and perfect. With my second, I was on Humira the entire time and Imuran for part of it and she, too, is healthy and perfect.
Miscarriages, unfortunately, are very common but the vast majority of women who have one (or more) go on to have successful pregnancies and healthy babies. Good luck to you!
Missyjack ~ Very sorry to hear of your miscarriage. My husband and I have been blessed with 5 children, but we've had 4 miscarriages, two of them at 5 months gestation. My crohns was always very active while I was pregnant and nursing, but I didn't take any meds except for an occasional imodium. I do know that the crohns had nothing to do with my miscarriages ~ I had cysts in my uterus. I always found it very healing to get pregnant again, not to replace the lost child, because nothing can, but to "get on with living". I'll be praying! Take care
I may have Crohns disease, but it does not define who I am!