Hi, I saw your post on pregnancy and decided to post. My big decision is on breastfeeding after delivery. I have had Crohn's for about 4-5 years and it is mild. I was on Flagyl and Pentasa but was reduced to just Pentasa. I am 40 years old and due March 19th.
My Gastro told me if I wanted to try to quit the meds while pregnant, that it was ok since I had mild Crohn's. I decided to give it a try and I am proud to say I have had NO problems at all!!!! Yeah. I also did not have any problems trying to conceive either.
I found out that I can stay off the meds for 4-6 weeks after delivery but at that point I should go back on the meds. They say with pregnancy hormones, you will normally have a smooth pregnancy (Crohn's Wise). My doc says the stress of a newborn after delivery can cause a flare, which I hope not.
I hope this helps. I know my ob monitored me more due to age and the fact that I have Crohn's, which I thought is very comforting.