Posted 1/16/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -6)
Emmy T, I was told the same things. That is why I am concerned about the article. It is about IBD in general and not just CD, so that may skew things.
I did find and abstract for it at
Here's part of the abstract b/c I don't think I am allowed to copy and past all of it:
Mahadevan U, Sandborn WJ, Li DK, Hakimian S, Kane S, Corley DA.
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine whether pregnancy outcomes differ between women with and without inflammatory bowel disease ... to determine what risk factors adversely affect outcomes.
METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of all pregnant women within the Northern California Kaiser Permanente membership between the years 1995 and 2002. We abstracted the records of all pregnancies in women with IBD (exposed cohort) and a random sample of pregnancies from age-matched women without IBD (unexposed cohort) and evaluated risk factors for spontaneous abortion, complications of pregnancy, and adverse newborn events.
RESULTS: ...Women with IBD were more likely to have an adverse conception outcome, ... an adverse pregnancy outcome, ... or a pregnancy complication ...; however, the difference between the 2 groups in adverse newborn outcomes was not statistically significant. Independent predictors of an adverse outcome included a diagnosis of IBD, a history of surgery for IBD, and non-Caucasian ethnicity. Severity of disease and medical treatments were not associated with an adverse outcome.
CONCLUSIONS: Women with IBD are more likely to have an adverse outcome related to pregnancy. Disease activity and medical treatment did not predict adverse outcomes in a large, nonreferral population.