how long before you see a high risk OB

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vega19
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   Posted 5/28/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found out that I am pregnant (about 4 weeks). When I called my GYN/OB office they said that they couldn't get me in till the end of July. I was okay with that until I started reading some old posts on here that said a woman with UC is considered a high risk pregnancy. How long did it take for you to get in to see a high risk OB? Sould I be seen sooner?
31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, coconut oil supplement
probiotic, prenatal vitamin


fruitgirl
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   Posted 5/28/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
That's waaaay too long of a wait for your first prenatal appointment, even for women who don't have any underlying healty issues. I mean, you'll basically be out of the first trimester by the end of July--if I counted right, you'll be about 13 weeks by then. Did you tell them that you are pregnant? It seems they'd work you in sooner if they know you are pregnant. Since you are on Remicade, I do think you should see a high-risk OB. Also schedule an appointment with your GI.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


vega19
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   Posted 5/28/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I did tell them I was pregnant the first time I called them. I think it was between 8 and 12 weeks for my 1st appt. when I was preg with my daughter so I wasn't too worried about the wait. I'm taking a prenatal vitamin and I've been taking a folic acid supp for a few months now. I guess my pregnant brain was in control when I called them because I hadn't even thought about the meds or UC. I did call back however and they were able to squeeze me in a few weeks from now but I have to see a different doc.
31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, coconut oil supplement
probiotic, prenatal vitamin


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
you need to go on and get with a high risk OB. When i was pregnant i saw a regular OB who could deliver at a hospital with a NICU and then i also saw a high risk OB every 2 months, in addtion to seeing my regular OB every month. Every two weeks for the last 2 and half months, lol. I was a dr going fool!
I was seeing them because of hte meds i was on, more so than the UC, my UC went into complete remission, i was really lucky about that.
But anyway, you should make sure you get to see a highrisk OB. I was about 6 weeks when i found out i was pregnant, i went to a high risk at about 2 months.
 
Also, just a forewarning, some UC meds, Asacol is one of them, can make you bleed easier so you could be at a higher risk for spotting.  I had a lot of trouble with that, and went to the ER probably 5 or 6 times before, strangely enough, my dentist put together the fact that since my meds made my gums and other soft tissues bleed easier that it would make my cervix bleed easier also.
Not that i am saying its normal to bleed or anything, but just letting you know you may have more spotting than you would think.

Post Edited (summerstorm) : 5/28/2009 7:41:11 PM (GMT-6)

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