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Crohn's Disease and Pregnancy

Delivery and Breastfeeding

Discuss your labor and delivery plans with your doctor well before your due date.

  • If you have fistulas, abnormal passageways between organs, or other areas around your vagina or rectum that have been affected by Crohn's, your doctor may recommend you have a C-section.

If you plan to breastfeed, talk to your doctor about your medications and if they're safe for your new baby. Breastfeeding shouldn't make your Crohn's worse, and it offers many health benefits to you and your baby.

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Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH on September 10, 2013

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