The second European evidenced-based consensus on reproduction and pregnancy in inflammatory bowel disease

J Crohns Colitis. 2015 Feb;9(2):107-24. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jju006.


Trying to conceive and being pregnant is an emotional period for those involved. In the majority of patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, maintenance therapy is required during pregnancy to control the disease, and disease control might necessitate introduction of new drugs during a vulnerable period. In this updated consensus on the reproduction and pregnancy in inflammatory bowel disease reproductive issues including fertility, the safety of drugs during pregnancy and lactation are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Consensus*
  • Disease Management*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Female
  • Fertility*
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Pregnancy Outcome