Hi! I have not posted here is foreeeeever, but check in from time to time and this post caught my eye.
I am currently pregnant and on 100 mg of Imuran (disregard whatever my sig might say, that is old info). It is my third pregnancy and was definitely unplanned. I was not taking Imuran with my other pregnancies and flipped out when I found out I was pregnant. I am currently 12.5 weeks along.
Here's what I have gathered from my OB, GI and high risk OB (which I now require b/c of the Imuran...which is a category D drug). They all agree that Imuran does not significantly raise your chances of anything being wrong with your baby. They have found it harmful in rats and mice (which is why it is category D), but have not found any increase in birth defects in humans. All 3 of my doc's agree that staying on the Imuran is much better than getting off, flaring badly and possibly losing the baby (if I get very sick).
If it makes you feel better, I just had my first scan with my high risk OB. They have a very high tech ultrasound machine and can see EVERYTHING. The baby looked just as good as my other two! :)
I think it is fine to get pregnant. Good luck!
Jessica, 30 year old mommy to 2 beautiful boys
DX Feb. 2006 after 3 years of "trying" to diagnose me with Crohn's
11/1/06 hospital stay for a week, but doing so much better! :)
100 mg. Imuran, 2.5 pred. (!!!), 12 asacol/day, omega 3's, probiotics, zoloft, fiber, vitamin C, calcium