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Should you wait until you are in Crohn's remission before becoming pregnant?

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If you're thinking about becoming pregnant, it's a good idea to make sure your Crohn's is in remission first. You have a better chance of a smooth pregnancy when your disease isn't flaring or when you haven't started a new treatment. Talk to both your OB-GYN and your gastroenterologist.

From: Crohn's Disease and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Pregnancy and IBD."

Khosla, R. Gut, January 1984.

Kwan, L. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 2010.

MedlinePlus: "Mesalamine;" "Balsalazide;" and "Olsalazine."

Morales, M. Hepatogastroenterology, November/December 2000.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Flexible Sigmoidoscopy."

UptoDate: "Patient information: Inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on November 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Pregnancy and IBD."

Khosla, R. Gut, January 1984.

Kwan, L. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 2010.

MedlinePlus: "Mesalamine;" "Balsalazide;" and "Olsalazine."

Morales, M. Hepatogastroenterology, November/December 2000.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Flexible Sigmoidoscopy."

UptoDate: "Patient information: Inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on November 06, 2018

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