Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with Crohn's 9 years ago.
In 2006 I was taking Remicade due to vaginal fistulas. In March I got pregnant, and it threw me into remission. I didn't need any treatments while pregnant. I did take Flagyl for a little while due to a cervical infection and it cleared my fistulas up completely. I delivered one month early via c-section (my water broke); she was 6lbs 10oz and not considered a premie. I stayed in remission for 1 1/2. 6 months ago I had a flare.
My GI suggested surgery to help relieve my pain. But I didn't want surgery until I had at least one more baby. My OBGYN agreed; he was concerned about scar tissue.
I went on 6MP and Entocort; I began to feel relief in Oct. My husband and I want to get pregnant again, but my GI wants me off all medications when I conceive; he told me to ween myself off the medicine about a week before my ovulation time. He's hoping that I'll go into remission again once I get pregnant. Then, he said we can talk about possible medication if I don't.
I'm off all medicine now, and for the most part I feel fine. My fistulas are gone. But once the evening hits on certain days I get abdominal pain. Sometimes I feel fluttering in my stomach and discomfort. My bowel movements have been solid and not frequent (sorry for TMI), but I'm scared about getting pregnant.
I know active crohn's increases your chance of pregnancy complications. I was hoping to hear from other women with Crohn's and what their experiences with pregnancy were like. (Especially if you had positive outcomes!)
Wishing everyone healthy remissions!
Post Edited (bachi) : 1/2/2009 6:21:46 PM (GMT-7)