Tag Archives: IBD and pregnancy

Fertility & Sexual Health in IBD

woman with IBD at the doctor discussing fertility

Quiescent disease or mildly active = same fertility and birth outcomes as a normal pregnancy/those without IBD     Body image and sexual intimacy are major concerns for those with IBD, yet rarely discusses  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11419835/  With almost 40% of patients reporting their disease negatively impacting their decision to pursue intimate relationships  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21172179/  Sexual health is multidimensional, […]

What It’s Like To Be Diagnosed With IBD While Pregnant

diagnosed with IBD in pregnancy

Dealing with IBD is hard enough, much less while you are pregnant. Even more so, dealing with a diagnosis of IBD before the baby arrives. Today we want to pull back the curtain and discuss what it’s like to be diagnosed with IBD while pregnant.   Early warning signs It was the beginning of the year, […]

Nutrients to Consider When Preparing for Pregnancy in IBD

Pregnancy in IBD

Nutrients to Consider When Preparing for Pregnancy in IBD Many of our clients come to us to discuss preparing for pregnancy in IBD, and for good reason! The pre-pregnancy window is a great opportunity to improve nutrient status, especially because early pregnancy is typically met with side effects like nausea and food aversions, making it […]