Even if you or your loved one has Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you may still want to start a family. There are several considerations you need to make when trying to start a family to ensure a positive and healthy pregnancy. 

You may wonder how IBD can impact fertility or the ability to conceive? Should you take your medication if you are pregnant? Will your children develop Crohn’s or colitis?

These questions and many others may arise as you sort out the life and health issues related to pregnancy, and your disease. Starting a family will be specific to your situation and should be discussed with your health care provider or IBD specialist. 

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