Crohn's and best age to get pregnant
by Stacey Rothwell
I have had Crohn's for 11 years. I have been in remission with the aid of Imuran and cannabis for the past 9 since a surgery in 2001, with only one flair up due to taking an herbal supplement called, "Valerian Root." If you have Crohn's, never take this supplement!!! Anyways, I am now 26 and I would love to have a baby, I went off my imuran for 3 months and was fine, so I know I'm strong enough to do that. However, my husband is not yet ready and is going to begin graduate school in 7 months. I have a decent paying job and could afford a child, but he wants to wait until grad school is over, which I completely understand. I am scared that since I have been doing so well for so long, that my time is running out, Crohn's typically flares again after 10-12 years after a surgery. I have noticed slight changes in the past few years. When is the best age for a woman with Crohn's to get pregnant? If I wait until I am 29, will I have lost my opportunity, will it be too late to have a healthy pregnancy off of my medication?