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View Poll Results: Is there an increased risk of a child getting IBD with natural birth?
I had IBD before giving natural birth 0 0%
I had a c-section and my child has IBD 1 4.17%
I do not have IBD but my child has 23 95.83%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

07-21-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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Parents with kids with ibd

I am pregnant and scared that I will pass my CD on to the child, I know it is a 2% risk, but I have read that the bacteria in the colon can increase risk of passing it on during child birth.
07-21-2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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Mom to Jack (18) dx Crohn's 2/2010
Remicade - started 1/9/14; 7.5ml/kg every 6 weeks
Past meds: Imuran/Azathioprine; allopurinol; methotrexate; LDN; Prednisone; Apriso; Pentasa; EEN

Husband dx Crohn's 3/1993
currently none due to liver issues
07-22-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego, California
Congratulations! Like most of life, you just have to jump in and hope for the best. The latest thinking is that there is a genetic susceptibility and disease gets triggered by the environment. Your child has good hope for a long life, better medications, and even a possible cure in their lifetime. And forewarned can be forearmed. Good luck!
Jennifer ~ son dx at age 8, Sep 2010
currently on Humira, Feb 2012+, MTX (25mg) Aug 2017+, folic acid
past use: 6mp for Sep 2010-Apr 2011 (not effective enough), then Remicade April 2011-Dec 2011 (built antibodies); additional 6MP Aug 2012-Sep 2013; Periactin for appetite Sep 2010-Sep 2013
other: Centrum chewable multi; calcium-vitD;
Derma-Smoothe for psoriasis rashes; Alrex, Zaditor eye drops for vernal conjunctivitis; history of asthma, ear infections
07-24-2014, 08:35 AM   #4
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The baby is really not exposed to your germs in your colon during birth. Not sure where you read that but the colon is a sealed system totally seperate from the vaginal canal. If you are worried ask the nurses to cleanse your bottom with some betadine or whatever cleanser they use right before the baby come out. that way if there are any germs lingering in the rectal area they will be cleaned away right before baby comes out.

Crohn's Dx'ed Sept 08
Allerg Imuran Sept 08
Fail Remicade Jan 09
Methotrex Oct 09-Aug 11
Pentasa stopped - nosebleeds
EENOct 31 - Nov 28th. Too hard!
Retried Remicade Dec 11
Stopped due 2 Anaphylactic Reaction
LDN Jan 2012-June 2014 Got My daughter back!
New secondary diagnosis: Gastroporesis Dec 2013
Lost remission June 2014
Started Entyvio April 2015. Decreased to every 4 weeks October 2015. Praying for remission.
07-24-2014, 09:09 AM   #5
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This article says the opposite as a matter of fact that babies develop immunities to things they are exposed to in utero from their Mother. That it actually strengthens their immune system.

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