Thank you for your response. Its so strange when you read what happens to other people and its so similar. Although I had had UC when I was a child, I had been in remission for years - it really came back with a vengeance when I had my little boy and I believe that could be for several reasons, hormonal changes or the fact that I had a very bad labour which went on for days and then ended in an emergency C-section, followed by basically no sleep at all (my son had really bad colic) for about a year, so i think it was basically lots of stress to the body, but as with you it did really start straight after he was born.
Anyway, I had a couple of questions for you - thank you so much for your really detailed response. I just wanted to clarify a couple of bits. I have ordered some pro-biotics already today so thats a good start, and will order some of the natural anti-fungal things you suggested. In relation to the diet you did, did you just design a diet for yourself eg just cutting out sugar and other bits, or did you actually follow a specific diet that you read in a book somewhere or got online? If there's a book you bought I will order it.
Thanks again for your help - it's really good to hear of somebody who had managed to actually resolve the problem. Also, can I ask, do you still take drugs for your UC, or now that you have resolved the yeast issue do you find that the UC is under control anyway?