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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can Crohn's disease affect my pregnancy?

    Does anyone know if Crohn's can affect pregnancy? I just found out I am pregnant with our first child and worry about becoming sick during the next few months.
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    Dr Simon Benstock


    Dr Simon Benstock completed his advanced training in Gastroenterology at Prince of Wales and St Vincent’s hospitals in Sydney. His major interests are colon cancer … View Profile

    There is no definite evidence that there is a decrease in fertility when you have Crohn's disease; accept in patients who've already had surgery in the past. The symptoms of Crohn’s will generally improve during pregnancy or stop. There is no increased risk of low birth weight or premature babies with Crohn's disease and nearly all drugs for Crohn’s are safe to take during pregnancy.

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