Most of us mothers with CD have had to be on meds while preg. My advice to you is if you "can" go on a milder drug like prednisone or pentasa than do that, but if you cannot, then try not to worry about it. There have been quite a few moms who had healthy babies while on remicade.
No one can say for sure what the long term effects are of remicade while preggo. Pred. has been studied and used for over 50 years, so they know that it is safe. But you must weigh the positives and negatives very carefully.
Of course, if you have faith in God, pray for the health of your baby and chances are your baby will be just fine. Take good care of yourself and the precious little one growing inside!
I just had a healthy baby girl myself! I was on pred., pentasa, beta blockers, probiotics, tylenol, etc.
Where did you hear that prednisone is safe during pregnancy??? That is so untrue! Those are steroids and steroids are dangerous for both you and especially for your baby when you're pregnant. Taking steroids while your pregnant leads to all sorts of deformations, etc. Steroids have always been the drugs that are dangerous especially when taken more than 3 months but necessary because sometimes there's just no other way. The latest studies here in Europe show that steroids shouldn't even be given to the people with CD because they cause damage in the inner layers of intestines (my vocabulary is probably wrong) but sometimes you just have to take them because there is no other solution. But pregnancy and steroids are a BIG NO-NO! I can't believe you took it while you were pregnant :-o I am truly in shock!
Remicade...in America doctors have no problem tellling their patients that it's ok to be on it while pregnant. In Europe the doctors are a bit more worried about
it and most of them will say that you have to quit Remicade/Humira if you get pregnant. The thing is that in 30 years from now we will probably now all the consequences of taking Remicade while being pregnant. Right now, no one can really be certain about
anything. That's all I can tell you about
it. All I know. I would never stay on Remicade if I was pregnant, my doctor would be very much against staying on Remicade but even if that wasn't the case I still wouldn't be ok with continuing Remicade.
In the end this is your choice. It would be safer to be on Imuran while pregnant. I don't think Pentasa would help you all that much. Whatever you decide make sure you get all the info about
it both from the US and Europe.
Good luck :)
21 yr. old with crohn colitis. Diagnosed in March 2004. No surgeries so far.