Posted 12/3/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -6)
Ladybug - I did Remicade while pregnant with twin girls. My 1st daughter had some major complications, but it was NOT affiliated with my Crohn's. It was a "fluke" situation where she did not develop correctly and caused a host of issues. My 2nd daughter is a healthy 16 month old. They were born 11 weeks early, BUT, they aren't sure of why. When they were born, they were in the 50% on the singleton charts for weight, so they were healthy weights.
I'm sure Humira would be fine. My GI said no to Remicade and pregnancy, but my high-risk OB and Reproductive Endocrinologist said it was fine. In situations like these, listen to the doctors that know what they are talking about. Sorry, but GIs do NOT know about pregnancy, they simply do not like pregnancy and Crohn's because of it's effects (A lot of times you will flare AFTER pregnancy, that's fairly typical, not necessarily a definite, but typical). So, when I showed up in my GI's office at 11 weeks and pregnant with twins, yeah, he about fell over! LOL! That said, again, listen to your OB... I would suggest you get a Perinatalogist or Maternal Fetal Medicine OB because they deal with high-risk pregnancies. You aren't necessary high-risk, but you are more susceptible to low-birth weight babies and preterm labor, and it's better to have a specialist OB on board if that happens. All it'll be is a little extra care and monitoring. A lot of times, your OB can take care of you and let you follow-up with a Peri on a regular basis as well.
GL! Even though I have flared significantly since my pregnancy, I don't regreat a bit of it. I felt FANTASTIC pregnant and honestly, my little girl is what keeps me going during the tough days!
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