Humira and Pregnancy

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ladybugcrohnie
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   Posted 12/3/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Ladies-
I need some help.  My GI says no way to pregnancy and Humira.  My OBGYN says we could do it.  Is anyone out there pregnant and on Humira and if so, how is it going? Thanks!
28 yr. old female
Humira
probiotic
Fish Oil
Maker's Diet
DX in November 2003
no surgeries to date


inflamed
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 12/3/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Do a search through old threads. I know at least one woman here, Stef17, is pregnant and on it. There may be others and I'm sure there are some other remicade moms too.

Good luck!
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


Stef17
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   Posted 12/3/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey ladybug - I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I have been on Humira since about 13 weeks pregnant. Prior to that I was on Remicade. It's going great as far as the baby is concerned. She is growing great and has all of her necessary parts. :) My GI was totally on board with me taking Humira, but that might also be because I have 2 perfectly healthy Remicade kids. Humira is pregnancy category B, same as remicade, so while it's newer, it's kinda the same thing. I have also seen a Maternal/Fetal Med. Specialist during the pregnancy in addition to my regular OB. Mat/Fet specialist didn't even blink about me being on Humira. Said that their philosophy (with exception to heavy duty drugs) is that what's good for mom is ok for baby. I have found that to be true in all of my pregnancies. I plan on breastfeeding while on Humira too. I don't know what specific questions you might have, but feel free to ask me more stuff if you'd like!

Kaycie
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Total Posts : 449
   Posted 12/3/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Ladybug - I did Remicade while pregnant with twin girls. My 1st daughter had some major complications, but it was NOT affiliated with my Crohn's. It was a "fluke" situation where she did not develop correctly and caused a host of issues. My 2nd daughter is a healthy 16 month old. They were born 11 weeks early, BUT, they aren't sure of why. When they were born, they were in the 50% on the singleton charts for weight, so they were healthy weights.

I'm sure Humira would be fine. My GI said no to Remicade and pregnancy, but my high-risk OB and Reproductive Endocrinologist said it was fine. In situations like these, listen to the doctors that know what they are talking about. Sorry, but GIs do NOT know about pregnancy, they simply do not like pregnancy and Crohn's because of it's effects (A lot of times you will flare AFTER pregnancy, that's fairly typical, not necessarily a definite, but typical). So, when I showed up in my GI's office at 11 weeks and pregnant with twins, yeah, he about fell over! LOL! That said, again, listen to your OB... I would suggest you get a Perinatalogist or Maternal Fetal Medicine OB because they deal with high-risk pregnancies. You aren't necessary high-risk, but you are more susceptible to low-birth weight babies and preterm labor, and it's better to have a specialist OB on board if that happens. All it'll be is a little extra care and monitoring. A lot of times, your OB can take care of you and let you follow-up with a Peri on a regular basis as well.

GL! Even though I have flared significantly since my pregnancy, I don't regreat a bit of it. I felt FANTASTIC pregnant and honestly, my little girl is what keeps me going during the tough days!
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08  - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old

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