I'm having a scheduled C section in 3 days. I did not see a high risk OB, but my OB has a high risk partner that she did initially discuss my condition with. My GI recommended a C section due to the severity of my colitis and the thoughts that if I did ever want to opt for surgery the more in tact I was, the better. My daughter is breach, so I guess a C section was meant to be regardless.
I also suffered a blood clot in my leg and pulmonary embolism as a result from my UC 2 years ago, so both my OB and GI kept a close eye on me both because of my UC and the extra stress pregnancy can put on your legs, cause clots, etc. I flared twice during the pregnancy, once during the first, once during the second trimesters. Both times 40 mg's of Prednisone brought it under control relatively quickly.
Overall the pregnancy was very easy for me physically. I exercised every day and am working full time up until the delivery date. The only issue was at my 34 week ultrasound, the baby was too small in her abdominal measurements (called asymmetric IUGR) and my fluid was low. No proof of course, but dr's suspect the UC was a factor. I have been on bedrest the last 5 1/2 weeks (working from home thank goodness my job is flexible), which has been frustrating as I presonally feel great. Fortunately the bedrest has done her wonders and she is well over 6 lbs now.
Good luck and don't hesitate to send me a private message if you have any questions throughout your pregnancy.
34 yr old female
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in 1/2007
Baby due 3/2009
Meds:1600 mg Asacol a day, Ferrex, Pre-Natal Vitamins, Lovenox, on and off Prednisone (40 mg then taper)