I just gave birth to a healthy baby boy last December. I was diagnosed with ITP since May 2010 and have been on Predisalone for about 6 months until my platelet count stabilizes at 60-80.
My count improved during pregnancy (120) in March 2011 despite being reminded that it may drop further and I may have to be prepared to get back to taking Prednisalone to keep the count up. Thank God, I felt fine, had quite a normal pregnancy and carried my baby full term. Both haematologist and OB Gyn decided to supplement me with 15 mg of Prednisalone for 1 and a half week before I was induced and count went up to 176 before delivery. Delivery went well, without any complication (although we took all precaution just incase I need to be c-sectioned) I even took epidural for pain killer.
Now I'm back in the hospital, 2 months post delivery due to platelet count that dropped to 15. Can't think of any specific reason why it happened, could be due to stress of taking care of new baby. It's been quite a hectic month lately as both my son are suffering form whooping cough and so trips to the paeds were quite routine. I had a cold about 3-4 days prior to being admitted so viral might also be part of it. Whatever the reason, my count is back to 61 after 2 days of high dose methyl prednosalone given through IV. It so sad that I had to wean my son off breast feeding since I'm under medication and I still have a lot of milk supply
All I can say is, considering the pregnancy and delivery that was quite normal, I'm just thankful that it didn't effect my baby. I anticipate that it might recur at some point although I certainly didn't expect it this soon. Nonetheless, it did and I'm trying to manage it the best way possible coz I am really emotional from being away too long from my new born baby.
All the best in your pregnancy and delivery, but do not forget to keep checking your platelet level after delivery, u don't want it to catch you off guard!