03-30-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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I'm having a baby.....

Yup...that's about it! Just found out this morning that i'm pregnant! I'm so excited....numb....not really sure!! Obviously i'm extremely excited, as we really want children, but the timing's not perfect.....but that's ok! Everything happens for a reason, right? Anyways, yeah....Just had to share with my crohnie buddies!! Just dont' say a word on facebook please, as we haven't told our families yet.

For the ladies out there, how did pregnancy affect your crohns?
Currently awaiting an answer to my multitude of symptoms.....
03-30-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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03-30-2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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Congrats! I haven't had any kids yet, but I've heard more than one story of IBD symptoms getting a lot better during pregnancy - I hope this happens for you!
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03-30-2010, 06:15 PM   #4
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That is the best news I've heard all day. Congrats to you and your hubby.

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03-30-2010, 07:04 PM   #5
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03-30-2010, 07:32 PM   #6
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It's a love that can't be explained until it happens. I hope you feel fabulous throughout the whole thing!
03-30-2010, 07:37 PM   #7
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Oh Tam I am just so excited for you!! Having kids is the best thing that ever happened to me. I wish health,happiness, and a smooth road for the three of you.
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03-30-2010, 07:56 PM   #8
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Congratulations!!! I don't have kids so can't comment, but my stepkids are a blessing Hope it goes smoothly for you!

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03-30-2010, 08:10 PM   #9
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Big CONGRATS Pam am very happy for you both!!

Very exciting time for you, I hope all goes well and your health improves over the pregnancy.

I would be also interested to know how others have gone during their pregs as Im hoping that we will start trying towards the end of the year if my health stands up over the next few months as I have been in remission well I think its remission for 6 weeks now!!

Congrats again Pam.. good luck hun.
03-30-2010, 08:12 PM   #10
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Hey Pam, best wishes!! So when is the due date? I am good at picking the day, ask Dan M lol. I wasnt dx when I was pregnant but had some symptoms and they were fine. Having my daughter was the happiest time of my life! Congrats!
03-30-2010, 08:16 PM   #11
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Yayyyyyyyy!!!! That is so exciting Keep us updated on the whole pregnancy! I hope you enjoy 9 months of being Crohn's free.
February 2010 - diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
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03-30-2010, 09:28 PM   #12
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Thanks so much everyone for the best wishes. We are so excited, I have a feeling it's going to be a long 8ish months! :P

Not sure of the due date at this point...I honestly can't remember when I had my period last (oops!), but figure probably due some time in November.
03-30-2010, 09:34 PM   #13
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Congrats! Many women find they feel their best when pregnant. I felt wonderful for my pregnancy. I hope you do too!

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03-30-2010, 09:39 PM   #14
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This is wonderful news! Take good care of yourself and enjoy 9 months of people treating you like a queen!

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03-30-2010, 10:36 PM   #15
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Oh wow that's awesome! Hugs to you and your hubby! I'll be praying for you.
03-31-2010, 12:36 AM   #16
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Congrats Pam! You know my cousin who also has Crohn's said getting prego was the best thing to happen to her. Got her out of a flare for a couple years.
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03-31-2010, 12:44 AM   #17
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Congratulations! I hope to be able to do the same in the future.
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
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Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel (endometriosis), Tylenol 3 (Osteoarthritis), Zantac 150mg 2/day (acid reflux), Klonopin 1mg (Panic Disorder), Imitrex 25mg (migraines), Zofran 8mg (nausea)
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03-31-2010, 05:07 AM   #18
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Oh, congratulations Tam!!!!! That's excellent news!!! xxxx
03-31-2010, 07:30 AM   #19
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Congratulations to you both
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03-31-2010, 07:38 AM   #20
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Ha, November... believe it or not out of 24 of us (sibs, neices, nephews and great ones too) there NO November babies lol... but I still need to guess after your first ultrasound lol.
03-31-2010, 08:11 AM   #21
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With my first I had not been diag. yet but did have stomach issues. They pretty much went away durning the pregnacy. I wasnt as luck with my 2nd. In the beginning I had issues with losing weight and had to go on entocort briefly during 2nd trimester. Everything turned out fine and I had a healthy baby!! I was on remicade through the pregnancy as well.

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03-31-2010, 09:58 AM   #22
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Congratulations Pam
great news

I was only dx 5 years ago, symptoms for 15 years, and my kids are nearly 19 and 16 now, but I was really well thro both pregnancies and sailed thro, and didnt know that I had Crohns, but honestly felt ok.
There is nothing like your own baby to make your heart go twang!
You are gonna be a yummy mummy!
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03-31-2010, 07:06 PM   #23
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Wow! That is so great! Congratulations!!!!!!!
03-31-2010, 07:35 PM   #24
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Well, saw the doc today to confirm, and got some bloodwork. I have a dating ultrasound tomorrow. Going to try to wean off the pred (On 10mg. right now) and see, and if things flare up, then i'll be staying on it for the duration. Thanks again for the congrats everyone.
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Congratulations! I find it funny that you told us before your family! LOL I wish you all the best.
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04-01-2010, 12:10 PM   #27
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Congrats! Give us all the details when you can!

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04-01-2010, 02:50 PM   #28
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Congratulations! I find it funny that you told us before your family! LOL I wish you all the best.
That's cuz we are special and we are her family!
04-01-2010, 03:34 PM   #29
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Sorry I have only just noticed this! Congratulations! Rly good news, I hope it gives u some relief from crohns for a while x x x x
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04-01-2010, 07:08 PM   #30
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Congrats I had a baby 18 months ago and was fine the entire pregnancy. Afterwards I developed a r-v fistula, and also numerous vulvar inflammations that I believe are what is referred to as metastatic crohn's disease. Whether or not it had anything to do with pregnancy and birthing a child, I don't know what to think about that.
I did read in numerous places that people with IBD tend to have smaller babies. My little girl was 20 inches and 5pounds, 14 ounces. She was long, but very skinny, so for me, that was definitely true. She has since shot up to the 80th percentile in weight and 75th for height, so she didn't stay tiny!

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