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   Posted 2/7/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I've noticed a lot of pregnancy posts lately. Seems like our forum is having a baby boom. Just wondering how many are pregnant now.

I'm 13 wks with my first. On just pentasa for now. Feeling great so far. Hope the rest of you are doing well too.

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   Posted 2/7/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Congrats to you.  We all like to hear about good news and babies are so sweet. :-)

No I am not pregnant, I am  a grandmother to 7..........and great Grandma to 1.  I don't know how that happened as I am only 45 years old?????

Hugs to you sweetie.

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   Posted 2/8/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 8 weeks pregnant with our second child. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks and feeling great - other than morning sickness. HA!
Fibromyalgia DX March 2003
Crohn's DX Jan 2006 (Symptoms since 96-Misdiagnosed as "female" problems-Major flare during pregnancy in 05 which lead to DX)
1st resection July 2007
Currently on Remicade/8 weeks

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   Posted 2/8/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Going to get pregnant after I get stable on Remicaid. The doc says about 4 mths.

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   Posted 2/8/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm 27 weeks with #2. :)

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   Posted 2/9/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I knew there were at least a few others. Sounds like there will be even more soon. :-)
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   Posted 2/9/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup! Working on #3 here, all remicade babies (plus other meds). Hopefully this month will be our month. I'm getting impatient and I LOVE being pregnant - that pregnancy-induced remission is just heaven for me!!!

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   Posted 2/10/2008 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats to all of you! I have 5 year old soon to be 2 year old and 3 month old. All while having crohn's meds or diagnosis at the time! ugh
Currently taking prednisone 40mg, Levoxyl 200mcg, Pentasa 500mg tablets 2 tabs 3 times daily, Ranitidine 300mg 1 tablet twice daily, Darvocet as needed for pain, GNC Women's UltraMega Bone Density vitamin, (Just started Remicade 1-31 given along side benadryl and something with a D)
Dr said with my ileum being so severe that the remicade will speed up me needing the surgery because of the scarring. :-(

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   Posted 2/10/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been trying for 7 months but I think having a seton drain is interferring with my fertility (it's either that or because I'm so old-37 LOL!). So I'm curious, has anyone gotten pregnant with a drain?
36 year old female. Dx'd and undx'd a few times. Was just redx'd again 04/2007.
History of rectal abscesses and fistulas (28 surgeries including abscess I & D, exploratory surgeries, 2 C-ton drains and 1 fistula plug) Count does not include self bursting abscesses.
1st Remicade infusion 6/5/07.  Lots of joint pain, and a new fistula since the 2nd infusion 6/19.
Praying I'll get better soon so we can have a baby.
Ginger :)

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   Posted 2/10/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
It took me about 6 mo w/o a seton drain. I wouldn't be concerned yet.
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   Posted 2/11/2008 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Add me to the list- I have UC so I am usually over there and pop in here occassionally to read posts.  Although lately I have not posted anywhere.
16 weeks along with our first.
Ginger- I am sorry I havent been in touch but I will be sending you an email soon,
Take care all of you mommies to be!

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   Posted 2/14/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I am 12 weeks today! I can't believe it. I'm on 30mg of prednisone which has helped a ton. Congrats to everybody else as well!

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   Posted 2/16/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, congrats everyone. We do have a mini baby boom going on.
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   Posted 2/16/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   

17 weeks pregnant with #2.....mild flare (after trying to kill a two week cold)....on Pentasa

Good Luck everyone!

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   Posted 2/16/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
ok sorry to post here you guys...but i am no where near pregnant or trying to be at the moment. But I'm happy for you all. Lately i've been thinking that will all the complications of this darn CD, that getting married and having a family are slowly fading out of my reality. You guys encourage me Thank You...and Congratulations!
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting has been my Godsend...Thank you

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   Posted 2/17/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I am four months pregnant with my second child. I am on Remicade and want to nurse this child as I did my first (was not on Remicade with first child). Dr. Thomas Hale (reknown maternal-fetal researcher) thinks Remicade is fine. His chats can be found here:

My Dr. in Boston was still unsure BUT I finally found the info I needed to get the okay to nurse my baby. I am passing the info on for those who also want to nurse. Here goes (put on your math brains):

High molecular weight limits the passage of a drug into breast milk. The molecular weight of most drugs falls between 300 and 700 D (Daltons). Medications with molecular weights below 200 D (like ethanol, MW 46 D) can easily pass into breast milk. Drugs with a molecular weight above 900 D have a harder time diffusing through membranes. Insulin (MW >6,000 D) and heparin (MW >40,000 D) are too large to get into breast milk.

Remicade is 149,100 daltons and is FAR TOO LARGE to pass into breastmilk. Heparin is known to NOT pass into breast milk due to its weight. Remicade is almost 4 TIMES that weight.

FROM Centocor, makers of Remicade:
REMICADE is a chimeric IgG1κ monoclonal antibody with an approximate molecular weight of 149,100 daltons. It is composed of human constant and murine variable regions. Infliximab binds specifically to human tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) with an association constant of 1010 M-1. Infliximab is produced by a recombinant cell line cultured by continuous perfusion and is purified by a series of steps that includes measures to inactivate and remove viruses.
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