kazygirl - You should do your own research on the Entocort vs. Prednisone issue so that you can make a decision you feel comfortable with. There are do many do's and don'ts during pregnancy, that it is very hard to know what is the right thing to do (even down to simple things like whether or not to die your hair!).
I did my research when the flare arose, and I found that the studies were in line with the opinions of both my OB and GI. My OB is high-risk, and he told me that there is absolutely no issue with taking Pred during pregnancy. If you are on it for an extended period of time, you run the risk of developing gestational diabetes (which is also a risk for perfectly healthy pregnant women), but that is the only risk associated with it. Pregnant women take Pred for numerous reasons during pregnancy... rashes, asthma, pneumonia, and many other diseases. My own research agreed with that. There is a large body of research on Pred during pregnancy.
There isn't as much research on Entocort because it isn't as readily prescribed for various issues given that it targets the GI tract... and the research I found wasn't good. My GI wouldn't even prescribe Entocort during the pregnancy because of the birth defects associated with it -- and this is a GI at the Cleveland Clinic who has many pregnant patients on Remicade and 6-mp throughout their pregnancies. He isn't generally conservative.
So, I found that Pred was the choice I was most comfortable with for my flare taper.
- 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)