My UC has been holding up alright. I was in remission for almost two years when I got pregnant. I flared during my first trimester and ended up on a 4 week taper of Prednisone. Thankfully, that put me back into remission, and I have been doing alright ever since. I am 28 weeks along now. I've had some bowel issues here and there - constipation from the pregnancy. That has been pretty funny to deal with since I am not used to it!
I also suffer from gastritis and that has really given me more issues during the pregnancy than anything. I stopped taking Nexium when I found out I was pregnant, and since that has been 7 months ago, I am starting to hurt in the stomach area. My OB said I can go back on it if I want, but I would prefer to wait it out. So, I just take Gaviscon for the heartburn and stay away from sauces and spicy foods.
- 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)