Wow!! you ladies are bringing back all these 'great' pregnancy memories for me LOL, can you note the sarcasm
I have a 5 month old son who is the JOY of my life. When he smiles at me my heart melts, and I was never a gooey baby-loving woman before I had him.
My pregnancy however was a nightmare. I started mildly flaring at week 7, just when the morning sickness started to kick into full force. I had 24 hour nausea accompanied by the fear of starting to flare after 6 yrs of remission. I had never had a real flare so you can imagine my fear, being pregnant with my first , super nauseous, and seeing blood again for teh first time in years!
Anyways, I made it through only mildly flaring but mentally, my UC had a grip on me my entire pregnancy. I wasnt able to enjoy it even after the morning sickness passed at 20 weeks, yes, 20 weeks, b/c I was so worried that I was flaring. I didnt use pred, my doc kept me on my maintenance dose of salofalk and said we'll see how it goes after I deliver.
I had a c section because we were breech. I didnt flare worse after birth but I am still not back in remission. Its sad, I was in such a solid remission for yrs and now I have daily cramps, and a little mushy poop, but thats it, just going once a day but the cramps are the thing that suck b/c you never know when they hit. Im going in for blood work next week to check for an ulcer, h pylori, pancreatitis, or anything else that mat be causing the cramps other thank UC b/c that is my only syptom and it upper stomach...
Anyways, sorry I went on so long... my whole point was this:
My entire pregnancy I couldnt wait for it to be over, I swore I would never do it again, but now I do want another but I am sooooo scared. How did you women who flared during or after decide to do it all over again? I am so worried that I will get even sicker!! And wont be able to take care of 2 babies.
Thanks for listening :)