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    :::Posted for Jen65 by ICNLesa:::

    I wasn't sure how to post this message. I would like to hear from anyone whom has had an IC pregnancy experience as I am scared and am seriously considering having children. I'm looking for all details whether they're nice or not so nice!

    Jennifer
    "The first time her laughter unfurled it's wings into the wind....
    We knew that the world would never be the same."
    ~Brian Andres

    Baby Kaitlyn was born on 07/08/01 after a successful pregnancy with IC!

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    Hi Jennifer and Welcome!!

    Pregnancy with IC can be a bit intimidating but it's not a dream you have to sacrifice! There are quite a few pregnant gals on ICN right now..(including 3 in your state)..who can help answer your questions and offer support.

    You can also read my experiences here: Pregnancy Journal

    We're here for you!

    ICNLesa
    Due 07/06/01
    "The first time her laughter unfurled it's wings into the wind....
    We knew that the world would never be the same."
    ~Brian Andres

    Baby Kaitlyn was born on 07/08/01 after a successful pregnancy with IC!

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    • #3
      Hello Jennifer
      Welcome to the boards. I completly understand your worry about becoming pregnant with IC. I just had my baby 3 months ago, and I have to say all in all, it wasn't bad. I did go off of all my meds, and it wasn't "unbearable" :eek: until the last 3 months when he started to lay heavy on my bladder. Some women go into remission when they become pregnant...you just never know. Would I do it again??? Absolutly and we plan to in 2 years.
      As Lisa said there are many of us here on the board who are either pregnant or new mommies. Any of us can help you out. You can email me anytime you have quiestions: [email protected]
      Good luck,
      Cindy

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      • #4
        Hi jennifer,
        When i had my first child i was not diganosed with IC yet. But as Cindy said I did go in remission. I did not have one flare up the whole 9 months. We are trying for a second child and the doctor has taken me off all medication. I have had a few flare ups since being off of them but it is all worth it when you get to hold your child for the first time.Good luck on making your decision.

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        • #5
          Hi Jennifer,

          I certainly understand your concern with getting pregnant. I was really scared and had no idea of how my IC would be affected. Since I have been diagnosed, I have controlled my symptoms solely by modifying my diet. That has worked for the most part, but I have had my times usually at night with increased frequency and discomfort that I can't attribute to something I've eaten.

          As for the pregnancy, the first two trimesters were difficult, and the IC kept making its presence known. My symptoms weren't alleviated, instead they worsened to some extent. Then in the third trimester, I noticed that my food sensitivities had lessened. The IC actually went into remission the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy, just at the time you would think it was getting completely unbearable. I was so suprised. The old me returned -- those weeks were incredible -- a true gift from my little one. I continue to be in remission. I had a UTI about two weeks ago, but antibiotics took care of it. I was really scared that the IC was returning.

          I don't know how long the remission will last but I am really enjoying this time. And the nightly feedings (I am breastfeeding) with my little one aren't too bad -- IC provided excellent training for dealing with sleep deprivation.

          No doubt if I had to do over again I would. I am so blessed to have my little one. She is the sunshine in my life. If you do decide to become pregnant, I hope your experiences are similiar (that you go into remission as soon as you become pregnant, that is the only thing I would change).

          It is amazing how for varied our experiences are. Please keep us posted and best of luck.

          Take care,

          Melly

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