Fertility and Pregnancy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learn from expert gastroenterologists about fertility and pregnancy for individuals living with Crohn's or colitis. Topics include the impact of IBD disease activity, surgery and pelvic pouches on fertility and pregnancy; and the use of medications to manage Crohn's or colitis at preconception, during pregnancy and after birth.


  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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