I've had cd in my duodenum and I often get a flare in my mouth too. It's really painful so I can relate.
Stats and research shows that women with CD do tend to have a higher risk of miscarriage. It likely depends on a number of factors, how sick u are, what meds ur on, ur activity levels, and who knows what else?
I've had two babies and both pregnancies were extremely rocky, high risk, and required bed rest because of almost certain miscarriage. I had bleeding and even hemorrhaging that required hosptialization. I also had obstructions and I was very sick with CD. I even had gestational diabetes and a heart condition that got worse while pregnant.
I had to have tonnes of medical care for both pregnancies but it worked out well!
Thank God I carried to 37 weeks both times and my babies are healthy! My first had to be delivered by emergency c-section though because he was struggling and his heart rate was dropping to dangerously low levels. My 2nd was a c-section too.
Some women with CD are like me and even though pregnancy is a struggle, it turns out ok. Others have to try again.
My advice is if you decide to get pregnant, try to get as healthy as possible first, and if you can, go on drugs that are well-documented through pregnancy and are known to be safe. You ob/gyn and GI should be well informed. I was on prednisone, pentasa, strong probiotics, and a strict natural diet during pregnancy, but I almost had to have a resection because of obstruction during the first 4 months.
If you are a praying woman, rally up your church and prayer partners. It helped me and my babies.
And be as calm and happy as possible. It'll be good for you and the baby. ;-)
Oh, and the struggle I went through was worth every second!
Post Edited (Roni) : 3/24/2010 12:23:52 PM (GMT-6)