Planning for a family can be challenging

And if you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), there are additional factors you may need to consider. However, with the right planning and care, women with IBD can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

Prepare for better care

Discover key topics to think about through all stages of family planning (conception, pregnancy and after delivery) when living with IBD.

Have a healthy pregnancy

IBD and pregnancy: learn what you can do to make sure things go well.

Patient Toolkit

Make this your “go-to” resource guide for everything you need to know about IBD and pregnancy throughout all stages of family planning.

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Let’s Talk About the Facts

Discussion Guide: Speak up for what you need

Start a conversation with this guide to get the care you’re looking for.

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Fact Sheet: Know the truth

Separate myths from facts to feel empowered on the road ahead.

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FAQ: Get answers

Read these FAQs about IBD and pregnancy to move forward with confidence.

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Visual Guides

Illustrations, facts, and figures to help you through each stage of your pregnancy journey.

Project Partners


The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, AGA has grown to include more than 16,000 members.
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The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is the national voice for clinicians and researchers with expertise in complicated pregnancies.
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As a leading IBD patient organization, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation provides invaluable partnership and expertise in patient education, support, and advocacy.
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Girls With Guts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting women living with IBD and/or ostomies in their search for community and acceptance.
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Featured Links

AGA's IBD Parenthood Project is funded through support from UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company.