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Pregnancy in the IBD Pathway

Translating the concerns surrounding the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are or want to become pregnant into a clinical care pathway requires careful attention to disease management, medication choices, overall health maintenance, and the special concerns of conception, pregnancy, and postpartum care, Kim Isaacs, MD, said at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (AIBD) virtual regional meeting on September 12.

Dr. Isaacs is a professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

She suggests that gastroenterologists consider restaging their patients’ disease prior to conception ...