Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases and pregnancy frequently asked questions
N Tsonev, D Andreeva
Many patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), whether Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, are of reproductive age. The main concerns for young women with IBD are usually related to their fertility, IBD inheritance and IBD influence on pregnancy and fetus development. In addition, patients are concerned about the use of IBD medicines during pregnancy, fearing that they can negatively affect the fetus. For this reason, gastroenterologists and patients with IBD are of great importance to be aware of the effect of IBD on pregnancy and with a view to maintaining remission of the disease during conception and the effect of the medication administered throughout pregnancy, which is crucial for improving the results of both mother and fetus.