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08-14-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
Jade0110
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Crohn's with past fistula possible c section

hello everyone,
I am currently 24 weeks pregnant and had consulted with my ob that I should have a c section due to my past history of having a fistula in 2012, which is now healed. I'm starting to reconsider and would like to avoid having surgery if possible. I am on Humira and in remission (as I just had a colonoscopy in March). Most of my Crohns effects my rectum though and I will be seeing my gastroenterologist in a couple weeks to see how he feels about the possibility of vaginal birth. Anyone else with any similar experiences?
Thanks!
08-15-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
lgpcarter
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I have similar experience. I have perianal disease with fistulas and was able to have a vaginal birth. I actually had a great pregnancy and fairly easy delivery. I had a high risk OB who was familiar with IBD. My GI also agreed that a vaginal delivery was fine.

I was VERY afraid of tearing and aggravating things, but had no trouble, and only a very slight tear up the front.

I would like speak to your OB, explain that you would like to try for a vaginal delivery and see what they say.
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Diagnosed in with Crohn's in large and small bowel in 2000.

Seton placement (2) and fistulotomy December 2013. Setons removed July 2014.

Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy July 2016, 25 cms removed

Current meds: Entyvio every 4 weeks, Flagyl and Cipro 500 mg twice a day

Previously: Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Pentasa, Sulphasalazine, Entocort, Stelara, Methotrexate, Prednisone, Imuran
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