How Will My Ulcerative Colitis Affect My Baby?
The chance of a woman passing on ulcerative colitis to her baby is very small -- about 2%-5%. The risk goes up to about 30% if both parents have IBD.
If you've been taking a biologic drug to treat ulcerative colitis during the last two trimesters of pregnancy, your baby will be exposed to the drug through the placenta. Because this type of drug could theoretically affect the baby's developing immune system, your baby cannot receive any live viruses (such as the rotavirus vaccine) in the first six months of life.
Let your pediatrician know about any ulcerative colitis drugs taken while pregnant.