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IBD and Pregnancy
IBD affects people of all ages, with the peak onset of 15-35 years for Crohn’s disease, and usual onset of 15-45 years for ulcerative colitis, both carrying the diagnosis through reproductive years. If you or your loved one has IBD, and want to start a family, there are several considerations to keep in mind to ensure a healthy, happy pregnancy.
Understanding the FODMAP Diet
FODMAPs are a group of small carbohydrate (sugar) molecules found in everyday foods. Carbohydrates are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and provide an important source of energy for the body. FODMAPs are carbohydrates that may be poorly absorbed in the small intestine of some people. In this handy printable resource, CDHF covers the basics of the FODMAP diet.