Building on Natalie's inspiration, I wanted to share the success I've also had with being a mother with Crohn's disease. Similar to the UCSD study, University of California, San Francisco has the PIANO study (pregnancy outcomes and drug safety in women with IBD on immunosuppressive and biologic medications).
I had to be on Cimzia during the 2nd + 3rd trimesters with my son, who is now 3.5 (and incredibly healthy). I was worried non-stop about what that might mean for my pregnancy and more importantly, sweet little Kai. I searched forums + studies day and night to find other mothers who had gone through the same experience (with very little success).
The study has followed us both (mama + baby) since before birth—and still does milestone check ups. At the birth, my blood, the cord blood, and Kai's blood were taken and the drug was found present only in my blood. They later tested my breastmilk too, which showed basically no trace of the drug there either. I'd NEVER have known this had I not been involved in this study, and, more importantly, I wouldn't be able to help all of the mothers that reach out to me through my blog. This post, in particular, has sent more women to me with questions, comments, support than I would have ever imagined.