I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with my second daughter. I had crohn's but wasn't diagnosed when my first daughter was born, but I had her naturally without complication. After reading some posts on here about
women having to have c-sections while on remicade, I talked to my OB about
it and he said every case is different. There are no studies showing that remicade can stop the ability of the cervix to dialate, but some drs might assume that is the reason that labor doesn't progress in a patient with crohn's and on remicade. He did tell me that at 35 weeks they'll start checking my cervix weekly and if there is any kind of change (softening, thinning, ect) then he sees no reason why I wouldn't be able to deliver naturally again. I have been pretty nervous about
having a c-section, taking care of a newborn and a 3 year old and a possible flare (after delivery is highest risk of flare for most)...but he has definitely put my mind at ease.
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