Gastroenterology

One-third of pregnant women with IBD experience postpartum flares



Women with inflammatory bowel disease maintain a moderate risk for disease relapse, including flares, in the year after they give birth, according to study results.
Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH, of the division of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that despite the presence of many risk factors like physiological and psychological stress during the postpartum period, many studies on IBD and pregnancy do not focus on the year after women give birth.
“In addition to the impact of IBD on pregnancy, the effect of pregnancy itself on the course of IBD

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