Pregnancy with an Ileostomy

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 1/28/2007 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had an Ilesotomy + Crohns for nearly a year now, altrhough I am now in remission, and I'm thinking of having kids with my boyfriend. Can anyone whose been pregnant with an ostomy offer some advice, where there any complications?? Should I discuss this with my doctor?
Also, I am currently having tests to see if I can have a reversal so I don't know if I would be better waiting for the reversal to happen (if I can have it)?
Any help would be great.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 1/28/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I had UC and had my colon removed. I was told that it is alot harder to get pregnant if you have the jpouch or reversal. most doctors recommend to have children first. But I am only 20 so i had the jpouch done. but the decision is yours. Good luck
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