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inflamed
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   Posted 8/25/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
How many of you were able to have your babies without being induced or a c-sec?

I am now 11 days past due with no signs that this kid is coming. I was hoping to blame CD for her delayed arrival (for some reason it would just be easier if I could just chalk it up to one of those CD things). I'd heard anecdotally that some meds (remicade) might interfere with dilation, but I'm only on Pentasa. It's so funny because I spent the first part of this preg worried about the pre-term birth stats for moms w/ active CD (mine's in remission, but I worried anyway) and here I am nearing 2 weeks past due.

thanks
HJ
Currently in remission!


kam#7
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   Posted 8/25/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I wish I could help, but do not have any experience with birth :-)

You and the baby are in my prayers!
35 year old female - Diagnosed w/Crohn's 2002 - Surgery 2004

Currently taking: Pentasa, Entocort, Imuran, Immodium, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Seroquel


Nanners
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   Posted 8/25/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my first daughter right on time with no inducement. Daughter #2 had to be taken C-Section becuz she was sunny side up and she was 2 weeks early. And Daughter #3 had to be induced and she was 3 weeks late. I don't blame any of this on my Crohns as I was in remission with each. Hope that helps. I am surprised now a days that they let you go so far out. My youngest is 26 and with my grandchildren they never let my daughters go more than a week late.

As a funny, as I said my 3rd child was literally 3 weeks late and did not want to come out either. Not only was I induced but they had to use the tong like things to pull her out. That kid did not want to come out either. Hope your little one decides to make an entrance soon, keep us posted on her arrival.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Jen77
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   Posted 8/25/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I was a week early going in to labor with my son. Good thing, he was 10 pounds 8 oz! LOL Lord only knows what he would have been a week later!

But hang in there, a lot of women go over their due dates, and it can have nothing to do with Crohn's. I can only imagine that must be pretty miserable though!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Just finished tapering off Prednisone *YEAH*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


pb4
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   Posted 8/25/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
My baby was right on time, big and healthy even though I was flaring before and during my entire pregnancy, he came naturally and right on time as well...having CD doesn't always affect the outcome of arrival dates, the need for C-sections or other things along those lines, even healthy women can have issues with their pregnancies, deliveries, ect.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Stef17
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   Posted 8/25/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
No help here - 2 c-secs for me. If you are in remission then it is doubtful the Crohn's will play any kind of a role in your labor & delivery. I know when we are "sick" we always chalk everything up to the Crohn's, but this time, it might just actually be YOU! :) I can't imagine being 11 days over! I went 4 days over with baby #2 and I had had enough! Just FYI, if your OB does decide to induce you - about 25% of inductions (could be a bit more than that) end up in c-sec, so be prepared in case you have to go that route. I was totally unprepared and was traumatized because I hadn't even considered the possibility. I hope all is well with you and your little one. Let's keep our fingers crossed that that baby decides to come SOON!

inflamed
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   Posted 8/26/2008 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. I really know this is just me, but it would be much easier to shrug it off if I could just blame CD. Oh well.

I'm bummed now (12 days past due) because I wanted this to be a natural childbirth and that option is gone. Thanks for the reminder on the c-sec Stef. I know there is a good risk of that and am going to grill by doc about it tomorrow. It is worth it whichever way this goes, I just want to see that healthy baby.
Currently in remission!


Nanners
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   Posted 8/26/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Be sure to let us know when your little one does arrive. I love babies!!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


LBJ
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   Posted 8/26/2008 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to have a c-section as my son just did not want to come out Plus he was a big boy (over 9lbs) and so doc didn't want to put me through the labor only to take me in for a c-section. 
 
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
 
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 10mg this week
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg once a week
                           Wellbutrin twice a day
                           Cipro
No Surgeries
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/26/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry I have zero baby experience but I was just wondering why they induce. Is there in any danger in the baby "cooking" longer? Is the issue that the baby is going to get too big to pass vaginally? Sorry I just have no clue in that department. I know you are probably more than sick of being preggo I just didn't know if there was any problems with going longer.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


pb4
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   Posted 8/26/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
If the baby stays in too long then it becomes a huge health risk for both the baby and mom.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Nanners
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   Posted 8/26/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Fitzy when you go over your due date the fear is that the baby will get too big. I also believe they worry about the water level inside. I am sure Inflamed docs are not going to let her go too much longer. I actually thought that now a days the rule was not to let them go over a week overdue. But I guess that is not correct since Inflamed is already 12 days overdue. (((HUGS Inflamed)))
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Stef17
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   Posted 8/26/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually, if you go past your due date, not only does the baby get bigger, but the real danger is that the placenta can start to calcify. So, most if not all doctors will not let you pass 42 weeks, or 2 weeks passed your due date. I can't imagine going that much longer anyway.

Cponsart
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   Posted 8/26/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Can't help. I had both my babies via c-section. It was recommended by OBGYN as she was concerned with tearing. When you have Crohn's it limits your ability to heal from some things. I had two hemmoriod removals in the past that didn't heal completely, which actual lead to my diagnosis.

I wish you the best of luck! As far as the C-section...I was very happy with it!

inflamed
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   Posted 8/26/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, after 42 weeks (Thursday) risks to baby and I go up. They worry the placenta won't function well and baby can become malnurished. Also if fluid is low they send you straight in to be induced/c-sec. Stillbirth, maternal death, and other scary things increase at that point too. We've been doing tests every couple of days and she is still passing, but after 42 the risks of waiting outweigh the risks of inducing. I was hoping she'd make an appearance before then, but it does not appear that she will (they would have induced at 41, but I wanted to give her a chance). Good news is, she'll be here by September no matter what.

Thanks for all of the hugs and wishes!
Currently in remission!


ivy6
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   Posted 8/26/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
(((hj)))
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/26/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hugs HJ! Sorry if I got your worried by having to explain that but I like to learn something new whenever I can!
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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