Ami, your story of Gabby has me in tears. I am so glad that you were able to have another baby. What a miracle he is. So was Gabby, though she didn't quite make it to this world.
I'm glad you found us. I know you will receive a lot of support here.
Since AIH is a genetic disorder, it would mean that it's in your blood, just like having hepatitis C. Even though a transplant can save someone from death, it does not eliminate the original disease if it is in the blood. It should give you many years ahead where you will feel and do better than now, but as the blood circulates it will eventually affect the new liver, too.
If you are wondering about having another baby after transplant, Dr. Melissa Palmer's Guide to Hepatitis and Liver Disease states the woman should wait 2 yrs. after transplant to become pregnant. There is a higher incidence of premature birth and low birth weight among these women, and it would be considered a high-risk pregnancy. Having been through that, you know what that entails. However, the doctor states that the anti-rejection drugs taken after transplant can be continued, as there is little risk to the fetus.
I hope this has helped a little.
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