I just want to share my story of my experience with Crohn's and Pregnancy. And I pray this never happens to anyone. My 2 pregnancies were completely different. My first son I had not been Dx with Crohn's yet. But shortly after my symptoms started. 3 years later I got pregnant again. I called my GI doctor(who is no longer my Dr.) and he told me to quit taking my med. (entocort) So I did. And I explained that I was still having Symptoms from the Crohn's. Well 3 months later, I became very very sick. I was in and out of the ER every weekend it seemed like. And the NO longer GI keep saying it was a virus. And i told him I really thought it was my Crohn's (well he did not want to Tx me) So 2 1/2 months later(after going back and fourth) I got a new GI. He put me back on the entocort and a new med Asocal. Well my Symptoms never went away. So eventually I was admitted to the hospital for 1 month. They confirmed a partial bowel obstruction. After a week of not eating and being 28 weeks pregnant, the put me on TPN (food through a PICC line) I started to get better, and there was talk of me going home. Well a week later a had a HORRIBLE pain, and my blood pressure dropped to 80/40, my pulse was in the 150's, and my temp was 103.
They were scared that my baby was not going to make it, let alone myself. They decided to do another cat scan (even with the risks and i agreed) They sent me to Intensive Care. I had never been so scared in my life, but I knew my time wasn't up. Well the cat scan confirmed a bowel rupture. They immediatly put a drain in my side (it smelled awful) But i felt so much better. So then I was released to go home with my drain and PICC line and Home Health coming to visit and back in the hospital 5 weeks later to deliver 3 weeks early (they decided it was necessary b/c i needed surgery) So when my son was 2 weeks old I went to have my first bowel resection. They took out 16 inches and my appendix(he confirmed while i was sick I also had appendicitus) And the surgeon said that when my bowel ruptured, since my belly was big from being pregnant, my body defended itself, and when it ruptured it attached to my liver. And he said that if i hadn't been pregnant he didnt know if I would still be here. So now its 13 weeks later. I have a happy and very healthy little boy and I'm doing good so far
And I'm very very blessed.