Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Two babies for the Crohn's Baby!

Baby Boy A

Baby Boy B

Hi everyone,
I has been over a year. In that year a lot has happened! You have guessed the obvious! Twins are expected this spring!

Sooooo it turned out Humira gave me drug induced Lupus....BUT it did help stabilize my Crohn's. Granted, not being about to move around and being in immense pain for a few months is not my cup of tea, but I am grateful. Please note, this is not a typical reaction, in fact it was quite surprising for the doctors that care for me.

I took myself off Humira last January, and a few months later, the chemicals were out of my body, leaving me to explore other options. I found two wonderful options- 1. a vegetarian lifestyle and 2. acupuncture. I attribute my continuing health to this new lifestyle!

We found out this past summer that I could not conceive naturally (it seems my body attacks more than just my digestive system....) BUT lovely NPs and techs at the Reproductive Science Center helped my husband and I through other avenues. The outcome...twins! I went into the pregnancy with my Crohn's in a good place, and so far it has continued.

I look forward to sharing my baby-bearing Crohns experience and please let me know if you have any questions. AND if anyone else has Crohns and twins, I would love to learn more about your experience:)