I have left sided UC, but I am pregnant (my first UC baby-I was diagnosed with UC after my second child was born), and am very excited about
I am not sure what specific questions you have regarding pregnancy, but I do think it is a highly individual choice. For us it was the right one. I am nervous about
delivery and flaring post birth, but for now I am feeling good and trying not to spend too much time focusing on the inevitable.
The docs reassured me that Remicade would be safe, and I have seen a high risk doc who had indicated to me that while nothing is guaranteed (ever-even with parents who have no current heath concerns), the baby looks to be perfect, and is growing well. No markers for any problems as of right now.
Some people do worry about
passing it along. I had already had 2 kids before diagnosis, so that question was answered for me, but even without it, the % is pretty low. I am not any more concerned about
them inheriting my disease than I am about
them getting cancer, or being kidnapped or hit by a car, or any of the other million and one things that I know could happen to them. (I don't spend my days worrying about
those other things either, but I know that I can't take anything for granted) But again, this is a personal decision. I feel that if any of my kids get dealt a similar hand to mine, at least they have me to help them through it. And I have a great life. It isn't perfect, and I would love to have more energy and stamina like I did before UC, but UC is not the worst thing in the world to me. It gets tough when I am really sick, but to be honest, having my children is one of the things that gets me back on my feet as fast as possible.
Again, I am not sure specifically what your concerns might be, but there is a bit from my point of view.
Post Edited (Supa) : 5/29/2011 12:03:55 PM (GMT-6)