there are a few of us here right now that are pregnant. i'm 16 weeks now and doing great. you can read my signature below to see what i'm on at the moment.
i was healthy when we conceived and have gotten better. my BMs are never like back to normal, but things are great at the moment. i'm only going like 1-2 times in the morning and that's it. still have to be careful with certain foods.
there are some women who flare during pregnancy but if you do, even pred is relatively safe. especially if you are out of the first trimester.
you could also try rectal meds if you aren't already.
and it may be a good idea to find a new doc if this one doesn't really have yours AND baby's best interest in mind.
are you on birth control now? i don't have experience going off the pill while having UC, but i would think that may mess with your colon a bit, so if you are, you may want to allow plenty of time for that to get out of your system.
anyway, hope that answered some of your questions. :)
29, happily married, stay at home mom to 2 year old son. due to have baby #2 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.
-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, prenatal, folic acid, cal-mag
may you live all the days of your life.