Managing IBD During Pregnancy

Unfortunately, IBS doesn’t disappear when you get pregnant. In fact, symptoms may flare up and you might find it difficult to navigate your IBS during pregnancy. Here is what you need to know about IBS and pregnancy.

Can I Get Pregnancy If I Have IBD?

IBD will not prevent pregnancy but planning your pregnancy can have a positive impact on your health during pregnancy. Because patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s are more likely to go into labor early, having your symptoms under control can be beneficial. Your goal should be to work to get your IBD in remission and remain there throughout the pregnancy.

Get the Right People on Your Team

It’s important to have the right physicians by your side. Dr. Adeyefa and the team of providers at Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston are experts in the treatment and management of IBD, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. You will also need an OB/GYN who is experienced in managing high-risk pregnancy. We will work with your OB throughout the pregnancy to ensure we are all on the same page for your treatment.

Eating Right During an IBD Pregnancy

Nutrition is crucial during your pregnancy but finding the right foods that won’t trigger your IBD can be a challenge. If you’ve already been eating a diet to keep your IBD under control, those dietary habits will serve you well during pregnancy: Limit sugar. Avoid soft drinks. Don’t drink alcohol. Try to avoid greasy foods. You may find it easier to eat several smaller meals throughout the day. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you have IBD and plan to get pregnant, visit Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston. Our team strives to provide excellence in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition services for patients in North Houston and the surrounding areas. We believe quality care begins with a patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating both minor and chronic GI conditions. Schedule an appointment at our practice today by calling 832.912.4481 or fill out the form on this page. Maintaining proper nutrition is very important throughout your pregnancy.

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