Crohn's and pregnancy

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   Posted 6/8/2010 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am wondering if there is anyone out there that has used cortenama during pregnancy?   This is my second pregnancy. With my 1st, 3 years ago I had a minor flare up and asacol and rowasa worked great. This time I've had a slightly worse but probably still mild flare up, but the rowasa didn't knock it out so we moved to the cortenema which has worked great. After 3 weeks I am coming off of it now and I am 13 weeks pregnant.  My gastro and midwife are not too concerend about using this, but it's uncomfortable for me, just worried about the baby. Although feeling well is definitely key.

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   Posted 6/9/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your pregnancy!! I haven't used that, but would say generally docs err far on the side of caution. If both are okay with it, that's a good sign. Look at the Rx packaging, what pregnancy category is it? Hardly anything is an A, so I feel comfortable with my cat B meds. I've even been on a cat C this pg (I'm due tomorrow).

Hopefully someone with personal experience will come along.
Mom to a healthy Pentasa baby and pregnant with #2. 5+ years remission, woo hoo!

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   Posted 6/10/2010 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your words! AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The cortenema is cat B being that it is a steriod. My docs say the risk is very minimal because its topical and not much is absorbed.
It's great to hear from someone who is pregnant! Have a great delivery!!!! And have fun with the baby!!!

I can't wait for #2 to get here, Due date December 16th.
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