I don't think you have any choice but to take the appropriate meds before the birth of your baby.
There is NO guarantee you won't be in a flare regardless.
I would never risk the possible outcome of not taking the antibiotics no matter what anyone says. At least women today are tested before rather than after the death of their babies. You'll be taking them IV...not orally for one...I think that in itself will be better.
Do make sure you're taking your UC meds .... both oral AND rectal.
No, I've never been pregnant.....so my posting is based purely on if I were and my UC experience with surgeries, infections and taking antibiotics as well as UC meds.
A flare is a small price to pay from my perspective. You were willing to become pregnant knowing the risk of that possibility....you also know that taking your meds will help lower the likelihood of worse symptoms.
I hope all goes well for you,
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!