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UC Found During Pregnancy

I’m a female 36 years old. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 7/2002. Married w/ 3 sons. Also have GERD & IBS. Currently in flare-up. Suffering w/stomach problems for the last 25yrs. (H. Pyloria & peptic ulcers)Vegetarian Some more about me: Own business. Published writer. Ordained minister (Hindu). From NYC. Recently relocated to South Jersey. Survived a car accident-totaled new car(90days ago). Recovering from broken… Read More »UC Found During Pregnancy

Thinking about Baby Number 2

Secondly, now that the mild flare has stopped, my husband and I are trying for baby number 2. I got clearance from my Dr at the beginning of October but we’ve waited a while longer until I felt comfortable. I am so excited to give my son a sibling and at the same time terrified of another massive flare either during pregnancy or post-partum. Does anyone know what the likelihood is approximately of experiencing a flare pp?

Proving Your Colitis to Your Employer (When you need time off)

How to go about proving that your colitis is bad but you don’t necessarily need to see a doctor or have a doctor’s note. What is normal in terms of “sick days per year”. How often can you expect not to be able to perform your usual responsibilities? These questions are what this post is about.

New Study to Look at the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

For people battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease — an umbrella diagnosis that includes serious digestive conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis IBD Image — it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. There currently are very few medicines to treat the condition, which affects an estimated 1.4 million people in the United States. Those with IBD often feel embarrassed by their symptoms, enduring on their… Read More »New Study to Look at the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease