Living with Crohn's or Colitis
This information is for women who want to know about the impact of Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) on pregnancy. It may also be useful for partners of women with Crohn's or Colitis.
The aim of this information is to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about pregnancy and Crohn's or Colitis.
It covers topics including fertility, medications, treatments and tests during pregnancy, looking after your health and the health of your unborn baby and the impact of Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. There is also information at the end about how to get further support.
The good news is that, especially if your Crohn's or Colitis is under control, most women can expect to have a normal pregnancy and a healthy baby. Also, for most women, having a baby does not make their Crohn's or Colitis worse.
We also have information on Reproductive Health, which has more detail on contraception and fertility.
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