So, I am 26, been married for three years, and have Crohn's. I have been talking with my doctors (Obgyn and Gastro) about
getting pregnant. While I do not think I will have a problem getting pregnant, I am concerned about
medications during the pregnancy. I am currently on Imuran and while its been working okay, I have had five flares in the past year putting me in the hospital.
My Gastro wants me to stay on Imuran during the pregnancy and stated that the research out there does not indicate that it can cause birth defects or other complications. I have been researching it on the internet and I only found one website that said it was okay. All the others say that Imuran should be avoided during pregnancy due to higher risk of birth defects, pre-term labor, and a weakened immue system.
So, I am wondering what experiences you have had. My heart tells me to not take it, but the doctor said my crohn's is way to active right now. I don't want to be sick and hospitalized while being pregnant.