Angelvirsep13 - sorry to hear that you're flaring. Were you stable before you got pregnant? In the beginning of pregnancy it's hard to tell if it's the crohn's or the pregnancy or both. With two of my pregnancies I flared until about
14-16 weeks in the pregnancy, then things quieted down a bit. I was on Remicade for the entirety of my first 2 pregnancies and on it for the first trimester of my 3rd pregnancy, then I switched to Humira. You can ABSOLUTELY take remicade during pregnancy. It is shown to cross the placenta somewhere between 30-32 weeks, so most docs suggest getting your last pregnancy infusion around then and then waiting until delivery. I wish I had a link for you. I don't. I'll do some digging to see if I can find it for you. This information was made known to me in early 2006 when I was expecting #2. Prior to that I had already had a baby and taken 10mg/kg every 5 weeks of the entire pregnancy. All of my babies have been born healthy and they are smart, healthy kids. I know your doc isn't going to just take our word for it, so I will see what I can do about
finding some concrete info for you. Can you change docs if you have to?
And listen - don't worry about
your baby. Baby will take EVERYTHING (s)he needs from you. So, take your vitamins and eat as best as you can, but don't freak out if you're flaring. Baby will take first and then you'll get what's left over. I'll be back soon with more info (I hope!).
I found these on the web. None of them is particularly meaty in giving specific data, but I just can't seem to find those. If you google "anti-tnf and pregnancy" you can dig around a little more and see what comes up. Your doc should know that Remicade and Humira have been classified as Pregnancy Category B drugs. Prednisone is a Category C.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916950 (this one specifically addresses IBD)
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