Management of the pregnant IBD patient
Article first published online: 14 JUL 2008
Copyright © 2008 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Volume 14, Issue 12, pages 1736–1750, December 2008
How to Cite
Dubinsky, M., Abraham, B. and Mahadevan, U. (2008), Management of the pregnant IBD patient. Inflamm Bowel Dis, 14: 1736–1750. doi: 10.1002/ibd.20532
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 14 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 MAY 2008
- Manuscript Received: 11 MAY 2008
- inheritance of IBD;
- inflammatory bowel disease
Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the physicians who care for them must make difficult decisions on issues of conception, pregnancy, and breastfeeding with very limited and often contradictory information. This review provides the most current information on the inheritance of IBD, fertility, pregnancy outcomes, the management of disease during pregnancy, and the safety of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding. We would like to emphasize that the information presented here must be individualized to the specific situation of each patient, their acceptance of risk, and their degree of disease severity.
(Inflamm Bowel Dis 2008)