i had my first flare after my first. so i didn't know what was wrong with me, finally went to my doc when things were pretty bad, then to my GI, then thru denial, and finally on meds.
during my 2nd pregnancy my UC was very stable. i thought i was going to flare (things were getting mushy & more frequent) but i cut back on junk food that i was able to eat during pgncy. so i now only eat stuff that i cook at home, nothing from a can, and i juice veggies. i am still on asacol. but no flare and things are feeling really stable now and BMs are good.
both labors were all natural. i breastfed my oldest until he was over 2 years. still nursing my 5 month old. so i've either been pregnant or nursing the whole time i've had UC.
hope your pregnancy is going well!
30, happily married, stay at home mom to 3 year old son and 4 month old son.
currently: doing well
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), dx'd June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in Jan 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007.
-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, spinach juice
may you live all the days of your life.