I am curious to know if anyone on this forum has been pregnant with CD. When you are pregnant you are immunosuppressed. I would think that would have a positive effect on any inflammatory condition and there would be improvement. Pregnancy was the only time in my life I never had a mouth ulcer for longer than a month or two.
I have heard that flares of these diseases occur after delivery though. having to deal with that on top of a new baby would be so difficult.
Hi Rootsmith, I've never been pregnant with Crohn's but my daughter has three children. She was dx'd when she was 12. She basically is in denial about
the whole thing and hasn't been on meds since she turned 18 and told me she could handle her own health now that she was an adult. Anyway, all her pregnancies were pretty uneventful except the 2nd one which was pretty hard on her. She was in remission when she got pregnant with the first one, stayed in remission and as soon as she gave birth she flared. Lost all her prenancy weight and another 20lbs within 2 months. She got pregnant again 20 months later, went into remission and is still there 4½ years later. The newest baby is 3 months old and she is feeling great Crohn's-wise. Exhausted from having to raise 3 kids 6 years and under. My thoughts are that the healthier your are at conception the easier the birth is. That once your baby is born, it's a crap-shot if you flare.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor