Pregnancy and remission
Pregnancy and remission seem to be correlated for some women. The announcement of pregnancy kicks off new responses in the body and shuts off the signals of high inflammation and disease activity. In fact, many women go through pregnancy without experiencing any of their usual IBD symptoms. This is very dependent on health preconception.
IBD and pregnancy
There are a number of concerns when it comes to IBD and pregnancy. In fact, many women are hesitant to conceive because of medication, complications, and flares during pregnancy.
Safe pregnancies with IBD
The best ways to promote safe and healthy pregnancies with autoimmune conditions is to be prepared. Know where your health stands prior to conceiving. Hormonal changes in the body cause it to suppress the immune system during pregnancy preventing flares naturally. Simultaneously, the immune system kicks into overdrive and is stimulated during pregnancy to fight off infection and keep the fetus and mother protected.
Ulcerative colitis + remission during pregnancy
Remission during pregnancy is very common. In fact, most women with Ulcerative Colitis find themselves able to tolerate more foods than before pregnancy and IBD diagnosis. However, it is important to limit yourself and sustain a healthy pregnancy to prevent postpartum flares see more here.
Diseases that go into remission during pregnancy
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Arthritis (Rheumatoid arthritis + Osteoarthritis)
- Cushing’s Syndrome
- Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Interstital Cystitis
- Grave’s Syndrome