I, too, am pregnant and am taking Asacol. I use a Rowasa enema as needed. Interestingly enough, my GI is recommending a c-section. He recommends a c-section because if I ever need surgery to have my colon removed, a j-pouch will not be an option if there is damage to the pelvic floor from labor. My GI and OB are in communication, but my OB is reluctant on the c-section for this reason. I am carrying breech right now, though, so it may all be moot and I may need a c-section anyway. I'm only 5 months along now, so they are going to reconvene at 8 months and make a final decision from there.
Neither one of them, though, has ever mentioned any healing issues, but I am definitely going to ask them about
it now! No one mentioned steroids during labor either, and I am going to bring that up, too. Thank you for the great information!
- Asacol (4 pills, 2x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)