IBD: Crohn's Disease
IBD and Pregnancy
As of 2018, 270,000 Canadians are living with IBD, with one of the highest incidence (number of new cases per year) & prevalence (total number of people diagnosed) rates in the world. 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.