Just wanted to post a happy story for you. I was mid-flare when I found out I was pregnant. The pregnancy test was the last test before I should have started Remicade. I discovered I was already six weeks pregnant. I'd just had a colonoscopy, barium meal, chest x-ray you name it I'd had it within that six week period. Was on high dose pred, imuran and goodness only knows what else. Certainly some serious painkillers too but it seems like another life now.
I immediately had all drugs but pred and imuran withdrawn and I started pred dose reductions. Apart from morning sickness I was fine throughout my pregnancy. Probably more frequent BM's than a normal person but definitly more managable than at any point since my diagnosis. My son was born early and weighed 4lb 12oz but was fighting fit from the start. I had a post- natal flare up as I believe many women with crohns do but my docs were ready for it and made sure I was stocked up on my meds in advance. The flare improved much more rapidly than previous ones had, three months after giving birth to my beautiful son Charlie I discovered I was pregnant again. I was already on a reducing dose of pred that time and just continued the reductions as normal. I continued free of all other meds except imuran until the end of the pregnancy. Harry was born 13 months after his brother a little bigger at 5lb 8oz and equally robust.
I started Remicade three years after I had originally been going to but those three years were so joyful. Even before the remicade I found that the nature of my disease had changed following pregnancy. Flares were less frequent and seemed less painful than before. I have been flare free for over a year now thanks to Remicade.
the doctors will guide you right and if they are saying it's safer to take your pain meds than not put your trust in them. Best Wishes for you and all your family at this exciting and joyful time. Try not to worry and remind yourself that other women in as similar situation to you have gone on to have healthy happy babies.