Monitoring of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Pregnancy: A Review of the Different Modalities

J Clin Med. 2023 Nov 27;12(23):7343. doi: 10.3390/jcm12237343.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) significantly affects women in their reproductive years. Understanding the relationship between IBD and pregnancy is crucial, given its impact across pre-gestational, gestational, and postpartum phases. Monitoring IBD activity during pregnancy involves various modalities. This review discusses these modalities, focusing on the efficacy and safety of Small Intestine Ultrasound (IUS) as a noninvasive and reliable option. While IUS has gained popularity, its technique-sensitive nature necessitates trained staff for optimal usage.

Keywords: CRP; CT; MRI; colonoscopy; fecal calprotectin; inflammatory bowel disease; pregnancy; sigmoidoscopy; small intestinal ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Review

Grants and funding

This research received no external funding.