Posted 11/6/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -7)
pb - LOL! Sorry, I was dilated to 8cm and twin A's foot was POKING through my cervix...yes, they had to repair. Lord, I remember that! But, somehow, I still want more children badly!
OP - I don't have any advice. I was in remission while pregnant and never felt better. I did deliver my twin girls nearly 2 1/2 months early, but I had a lot of factors surrounding that, none of which were for my Crohn's, though it's possible SOME of the pre-term labor issues were a result, but not very likely. I will say my labor felt JUST like a bad Crohn's flare... it was back labor. I was fine, and by the time I got to the hospital, 8cm dilated, all within 4 hours. THe biggest issue is low birth weight if you are flaring. Make sure you are getting your prenatal and eating lots of iron rich foods. I was very anemic by the time I delivered, but then again, I had twins. As for my girls? My first daughter died to a rare anomaly NOT associated with my Crohn's or any meds I was on (I did Remicade, IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin, and a few other things), and my 2nd daughter, tho just tiny (3lb 0.4oz) is perfectly healthy. The doctors did thorough u/s's on her entire body after her birth because of her sister's major anomalies, and they have continued to keep tabs on her lungs and her weight and all. She's doing great, and you would never guess she was born so early or was under extremely stressful situations. My Crohn's has not at all affected her. And, she's a great eater! :)
GL! :) And, congrats on your soon to be baby! :)
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08 - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old