Pregnancy & Crohn's

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Crystalxxx2007
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   Posted 10/21/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone care to share experiences w/ their pregnancy & crohn's? 
 
 I am 26 weeks pg, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after emergency bowel surgery & resection, pretty much in remission since then with a few small flare ups.  It all started in 2001 right after I had my first child, I suspect it will all flare up after this child as well...
 
Crystal

Ides
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   Posted 10/21/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes it is a little slow here on the weekends. We have had lots of gals have babies and they are a wealth of info. Hopefully one of them will be along soon.

BTW, welcome to Healing Well! I'm really glad that you found us ~~
Ides
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?
 


Crystalxxx2007
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   Posted 10/21/2007 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the welcome! =)

Crystal

Marie-Claire
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   Posted 10/21/2007 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
hi crystal,
Yes, many of us here have had babies with crohns, with/without flares. from I can tell, all our babies were just fine.
Welcome to healing well by the way....this is a great place and a great bunch of people. They sure have gotten me through some difficult days.
I was fine during my first pregnancy as far as the crohns disease is concerned., but I had a major flare during my second pregnancy . My girls are 14 months apaprt. ...and both healthy. The CD started flaring during my last trimester with miss #2 and continued to flare well after she was born. I lost 15 pounds in my last month carying her,and was worried sick that she wouldn't be ok. ...but she was born at a whopping 8 lbs.
Congratulations on this new baby. How far apart will your chidren be.? Keep us posted ok....we love baby stories and can hardly wait to welcome this new child .
Hope you are not feeling too badly, keeping healthy...try to remain in the moment and not worry too much about a flare after the baby comes...it may not happen and if it does you will get through it.
Love and prayers,
mary
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.
 
 


Hindy
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   Posted 10/22/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
My crohns went on hiatus during my pregnancy. I was able to things I could never eat before, like large salads, etc. I felt wonderful. But my crohns came back with a vengeance 4 months or so after the baby was born.

rickymadi
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   Posted 10/23/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   

hi crystal, welcome

   i was pregnant with my 1st child and they found an abnormal bacteria in my body wich at the time couldn't test until  after i had my son.i developed the crohn's while preganant with him i was very sick right after he was born. was in the hospital for a few weeks.i had my second child 6 years later she is now 20 months my son is 7 they are fine and healthy.i was on prednisone while pregnant with my daughter (my 2nd child) i was sooooo nervous but she is ok.i was fine during my pregnancy but right after i was sick again,now i am on humira and i love it it has been working for me.best of luck to you  


KaNDiCe21
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   Posted 10/23/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my second son 8 months ago they are 13 mnths apart, after I had him I got kidney stones first then the disease flared up horribly...still trying to gain remission Good luck with your new addition they are precious!!
DX: Crohns in March 2007
Meds: Remicade


Supermomof4
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   Posted 10/24/2007 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   

My pg was amazing. No problems in my pg. I wasn't until I was under stress this summer that my bowels decided to rear it ugly head. Nursing helped keep my hormones undercontrol - I had to wean her last month (she turned 1) and now I am retrying to start nursing if my milk supply deceides to come back.It has been 3 weeks since my bowel resection due to complete blockage that almost killed me. I feel great now. I hoping this continues for a life time.

You had a bowel resection as well? How has it been?

Deana

 

 


lassybuns
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   Posted 10/25/2007 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed 17 year ago with cd. When I wanted to have my second child, I visited my gastroenterologist since i had heard only horror stories about crohn's and pregnancy. He told me that if I was feeling well before I became pregnant, chances my pregnancy would be uneventful. But if I was experiencing a flare before, I could be sick for the whole pregnancy. I had a great pregnancy, but had to stop the sulfasalazine since it was making me so nauseous, I couldn't eat and started to lose weight. I still felt fine and Sarah was born at almost 8 pounds. Not bad! She'll be 13 next month and is very healthy.

lassybuns
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   Posted 10/25/2007 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed 17 year ago with cd. When I wanted to have my second child, I visited my gastroenterologist since i had heard only horror stories about crohn's and pregnancy. He told me that if I was feeling well before I became pregnant, chances my pregnancy would be uneventful. But if I was experiencing a flare before, I could be sick for the whole pregnancy. I had a great pregnancy, but had to stop the sulfasalazine since it was making me so nauseous, I couldn't eat and started to lose weight. I still felt fine and Sarah was born at almost 8 pounds. Not bad! She'll be 13 next month and is very healthy.

mindyk81
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   Posted 10/25/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had Crohn's since 14. I got pregnant at 24 and had a horrible first trimester. I was flaring pretty much through the entire pregnancy. I was on Imuran at the time - despite a little worry from my ob/gyn. My GI said the risk of me getting off of the meds and having more complications while pregnant was much higher than the risk of staying on them. I only gained about 15 pounds and struggled with being able to eat the entire time.

I had a beautiful, healthy baby girl. She's very smart for her age and hasn't had any more illnesses than most kids.

I flared right after having her. It cleared up on it's own once I stopped breastfeeding. I'm very scared of trying for #2, but every pregnancy is different. I'm hoping that next time around, I'll be able to pig out a lot and be a real pregnant woman!

Miss UK
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   Posted 10/25/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
I had my gorgeous healthy son 15 months ago and was fine before my pregnancy and was great during it. I suffered severe stress all the way through it though and pretty much up till now and now I'm having a flare up with it again which I put down more to the stress than having a baby as it was a while ago (though seems like yesterday haha)
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