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.


Dr. Vivian Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at University of Alberta.

Dr. Cynthia Seow is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary in Alberta.

  • 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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