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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is there chances for my babies to get crohn's as my husband has crohn's disease? what should i do to help my pregnancy?

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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Some genetic: predisposition exists in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. Many different loci have been identified. Inheritance is not in a typical dominant or recessive pattern. The best thing you can do during pregnancy to protect your children is to maintain a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, have good prenatal care and after the birth of your babies, exclusively breast feed.

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