I have actually 2 questions .
The first one is: I have strong pain in my lower left side of my belly prior to my daily bowel movement for the last few months. Is that normal?
And my second and mybe more important question is:
I am 26, married, but have no children yet, because of my Chron's. I am afraid to get pregnant. We would like to have children soon and we want them so badly...but I would like to have healthy children.Is it safe to get pregnant with Chron's disease and what are the conditions?What should I do to have a healthy baby? Is he going to born with Chron's disease also?How many children do you think I could have with my sickness?
I would like to have your oppinion on this. Please help.
I've had Crohns since l was 11 and l had a healthy baby when l was 21. The risk of your child getting crohns is very slim (about 5%) and so far my child is perfectly healthy so there is no reason why yours wouldn't be. In fact when l was pregnant my crohns was the best it has ever been.
I am so glad that you wrote me this. Now I feel a little more calm and less worried.I hope everything is going to go right with my baby also...I just need oppinions from others before we decide...
Thank you again to answer my questions...
I have Colitis which is near enough the same as crohns only that it affects the large colon. I was diagnosed back in 2002 when i first had a bad flare up. I fell pregnant in 2003 and i felt normal, no stomach pains, no diarrhea just normal. My son is 3 this year and is very healthy and very very active.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both auto immune diseases. When you conceive your auto-immune system is very quiet. This happens so that your body does not view the baby as an "intruder" or a foreign body which needs to be attacked and expelled. As a result, auto-immune disorders are generally very quiet during pregnancy. in fact, many sufferers indicate feeling better than usual during pregnancy. I have Celiac disease, and I really felt great in regard to that when i was pregnant. I do not know what the hereditary markers are for Crohn's disease, but I do know that your chances of having it increase when you have a parent who is affected by it.
this is NOT to discourage you.firstly i have 2 gorgeous HEALTHY girls ages 8 and 10 years.i have had crohnes since age12.it has been severe enough at times that my parents were informed i would likely not make it through the night 3 times.my first pregnancy i spent one month in the hospital and was put on prednisone(safe during pregnancy)and tapered down oo 7.5 mg by the time she was born.she was 3 weeks early and low blood sugar(due to prednisone)but healthy and home in 2 days.my second pregnancy we planned while i was in remission and all hell broke loose.from 4 weeks on i got sicker and sicker.i was hospitalized put on high dose steroids and tpn as i was losing weight fast.i was 92 pounds at 3 months(5'6 feet)by 5 months termination was suggested as it was literally killing me.NO WAY.by the 6th month still in the hospital i started finally gaining weight the way you should when pregnant (thanks to tpn)was out of hospital at 7 months pregnant and had her at 35 weeks.she too had low blood sugars but healthy otherwise and home in 8 days.it was my body that suffered during pregnancy,even my 2nd child danced in every ultrasound(which were daily for quite some time).i had to have surgery after she was born.it was hell.would i do it again?IN A HEARTBEAT.neither of my girls shows any signs of crohnes(beleive me I'm watching closely).they are both healthy,compete in dance,do well in school ect,ect....my point in writing to you is to let you know it isn't always easy.....but it is soooo worth anything you may go through.usually most people do extremely well with crohnes during pregnancy.my girls are my strength and on those days where your crohnes is bad and you don't want to get out of bed ,you see those gorgeous faces and know IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY ANYWAY! good luckand best wishes
Thank you so much for your short letter.It meant a lot to me. I am 3 months pregnant now, but still a little worried sometimes. It meant so much to me what you wrote. I am sorry that you had to go through on all this. I have no major problems so far and I hope it stays that way untill my little one decides to come out.I am praying for him/her to be healthy just like your beautiful girls...Thank you so much again for taking the time and write me.
My fiance has a severe case of Crohn's. He was diagnosed with it at 15. He is scared to have children, because he doesn't want to pass it down to our child. I have heard about the small percentages that it can be passed down. But, it worries me because it obviously runs in his family. His father has a mild case, his Grandfather had it and now his cousin who is in her 30's was diagnosed with it last year. Is there anything you can take while your pregnant prevent Crohn's? I know there's medication for HIV/AID's, etc. Just wondered about other diseases. Appreciate any replys...
I was diagnosed with Chrons disease when I was 16. My doctor misunderstood it for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My Chrons got worse and I became anmic. My mom had to choose between me dying or gettin a major surgery. I really don't have bad flare ups, i have minor abdonimial pains thought. I don't have children yet, because I was afraid that my children would get it. I had never heard of Chrons until I found out I had it. I'm glad I wasn't the only one worried about getting pregnant. I'm also happy that I have people that can relate to my situation. I'm living a healthy, normal life, even with my medication.
scared that if i dont haave the surgery something bad willhappen
i havent been diagnosed yet but i have all the signs and its gotton worse over the last 6 months now im pregant i need to know if i should aborad the baby to get the surgery done im in a lot of pain and i already have a two yr old i jusy want to get rid of the pain what should i do ?