Pregnancy after j-pouch surgery with severral repairs

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/6/2007 1:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, my name is Marianne and I want to have baby but have lots of fears. I have had 11 major abdominal surgeries - 5 8 inch lateral and 6 5 inch vertical - to repair my pouch 3 times. Only way to get pregnant is through invitro with so much scar tissue. Anybody been here before? I want to have a baby. I have a 5 year old and then my body gave up on me and surgery was the only way to go. Any advice? Most of my doctors, not all, say it would be a difficult pregnacy. But I really want it. Anyone out there at all who can tell me anything?

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 12/6/2007 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Marianne, welcome to Healingwell :) I'm so sorry you've had to deal with so much! We only have a small handful of people on the Uc forum that has actually had the pouch surgery. Maybe they will answer you soon, but in the meantime, we also have an Ostomy forum here on Healingwell that the members might be able to answer your questions too. Also there is if you haven't visited that site yet.
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 12/6/2007 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes there is a discussion thread just for preganancy and j-pouch at

dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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