Actually I was told by my doctors and read that prednisone is prescribed for woman who may be in early labor to help the babies lungs develop. I was on 40mg of prednisone my entire pregnancy and during my four months of nursing. My son is very healthy...very smart...and very fun!!!
I was at high risk due to the prednisone and the UC so I saw a high risk doctor, my normal OB/GYN and we had weekly biophysicals starting at the end of my 6th month.
We had not realized I was sick w/ UC when we became pregnant. My initial flare literally started one month before we conceived. : ) Otherwise, we would have probably taken care of the UC and really thought out pregancy with this disease prior. I was not aware of a mega colon or the real risks of being pregnant with severe UC. But then again we did not realize how bad my condition was until none of the medications worked. : )
To be honest, my placenta and umbilical chord were both under developed. They don't know if that is because of the prednisone or just a side effect of the disease and nutrient issues.
Now the prednisone has not caused any form of disability to my son at all what-so-ever. He is just absolutely amazing!!!
This is just my experience and I had not read much about
negative side effects prednisone could have during pregnancy...and I researched it a lot b/c I was super paranoid.
: ) Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
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