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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello All,
I just wanted to pass on some great news...I am pregnant!  Due in November...very excited!!!  :-)  I hope that this finds you all well!!
Diagnosed with crohn's in January 2008! 
Pentasa 1000 mg 4 times a day
I am 28 years old and have been married for 3 years.  My husband and I will be trying to get pregnant soon!!

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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!!! Maybe you'll get that amazing remission I hear pregnant women talking about all the time too. Can you imagine? 9 months of eating anything you want and a beautiful baby to reward you :)
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats hope everything goes well for you and your baby :)
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was pregnant I was healthier than I ever thought possible! No meds, I ate whatever I wanted... congrats to you!!
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's/Colitis at age 16, then with Proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, B12 injections once a month, tapering dose of 40mg Prednisone, Bentil and Percoset as needed... considering Remicade

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   Posted 3/16/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations....get lots of sleep now, the next 18-20 yrs will be long LOL!!!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats! I hope your pregnancy goes smoothly! You must be so excited.

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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Congraulations wow that is good news for sure... let us know how things are going gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful News! Pregnancy was one of the few times I could eat anything I wanted. Oh how I miss that part of it!

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 3/17/2009 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah........................................idea Sorry, couldn't resist the idea of a pregnant pause ! turn
Congratulations, now enjoy all the perks (not often constipation is considered that, eh !) smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATULATIONS...get all your sleep in

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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
That is great news. Congratulations!!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great! Congrats!
Dx with Crohn's Colitis; Meds: Pred and Imuran; female in late 20s.

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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!! Pregnancy is such a wonderful time. Enjoy and spoil yourself.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 3/17/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you all! I appreciate it...I have my first OB appointment next Monday afternoon!
Diagnosed with crohn's in January 2008! 
Pentasa 1000 mg 4 times a day
I am 28 years old and have been married for 3 years.  My husband and I will be trying to get pregnant soon!!

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 289
   Posted 3/18/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
WOOHOO!!!!  Congratulations!!  Being a Mom is the greatest gift ever smilewinkgrin
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