Probiotics are completely safe during pregnancy, you're basically just eating yogurt! I don't know anything about
Asacol but I'm assuming what you found is okay. I am 28 weeks pregnant and found out I was pregnant just after being diagnosed with a really bad flare up. So I have been on Lialda and prednisone daily since finding out. I was really worried about
prednisone during the 1st trimester as everything I was finding was giving a high risk of cleft palate and other facial deformities. However all those studies were inconclusive and done in the 70's and since then other studies have been done that disprove those findings. Prednisone is completely safe during pregnancy. My OB, GI, and the risk hotline all said the same thing about
the studies. Here in Utah they offer a "pregnancy risk hotline" you can call with all kinds of questions regarding medicines. 1-800-822-2229 I should also note that so far, even with all the meds I'm on baby has no visible deformities as of yet.
Good luck and let us know how things go!
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009, has had an ongoing flare up since October 2008.
Medication: Lialda 4xdaily, 20 mg Prednisone, and 1 mg Robinul when needed.
Pregnant with Miss Gummy Bean and due November 10th!