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Pregnancy and Crohn's Disease

Br Med J 1970; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5701.76 (Published 11 April 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:76
  1. J. F. Fielding,
  2. W. T. Cooke

    Abstract

    Of 77 married women with Crohn's disease, 25 were sterile. In the remaining 52 (98 pregnancies) the risks of prematurity, stillbirth, abortion, or congenital abnormality were not increased. There was no evidence that pregnancy exerted adverse effects on the course of the disease or increased the mortality rate. Sterility was the main problem encountered.