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Can my inflammatory bowel disease harm the fetus?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Indirectly.

If the mother is feeling/feeding well the the pregnancy should be fine.
When the mother is sick and/or cannot tolerate a balanced diet, then vitamin deficiencies and preterm labor or fetal growth restriction can occur. Women in remission periconceptionally have the best chance for optimal perinatal outcomes.

In brief: Indirectly.

If the mother is feeling/feeding well the the pregnancy should be fine.
When the mother is sick and/or cannot tolerate a balanced diet, then vitamin deficiencies and preterm labor or fetal growth restriction can occur. Women in remission periconceptionally have the best chance for optimal perinatal outcomes.
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Possibly

Ibd can have an effect on overall nutrition and thus have an impact on both pregnancy and fetal growth.
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In brief: Possibly

Ibd can have an effect on overall nutrition and thus have an impact on both pregnancy and fetal growth.
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