Crohn’s Disease and Pregnancy

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the intestinal tract that can cause diarrhea, stomach pain, joint pain and fatigue. Many people with Crohn’s are women of childbearing age. It used to be that these women were warned that pregnancy could make the disease much worse, and some avoided having children. But now, newer medications mean that many women with Crohn’s don’t need to fear pregnancy for themselves or for their babies.

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  1. Monica Lundberg
    Posted May 30, 2009 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    I have a daughter that was told 2 yrs ago, after two pieces of intestine were removed, that the surgeon thought it looked like Crohn’s disease. She is due to have the baby June 19th, and two weeks ago they discovered an absess on her abdomen, and did surgery to remove it. She is healing with the help of the wound vac and is wondering if there is any info out there to give her some idea what labor will be like with this complication. Her doctor is not aware of any info on this subject, so I am writing ot you. Thank you for any help in this matter. The absess is believed to come from the scarring from the previous surgery.

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