Inflammatory Bowel Disease Preconception and Pregnancy Planning Clinic (IPREPP Clinic)

We want to address any concerns you have and help you find answers about safely managing your IBD during pregnancy

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The decision to become pregnant, if you suffer from IBD, may be difficult for many women because of safety concerns related to both the disease and the medications used for treatment. IBD can cause increased risks during pregnancy, for both the infant and mother. 

Our Approach

At our IPREPP Clinic, we offer a multi-disciplinary clinic that combines the expertise of gastroenterology and maternal fetal medicine providers. Our IPREPP Clinic is the only of its kind in the Midwest and one of only a few in the world that offer this type of expertise and counseling for women with IBD. 

Women often receive conflicting advice from their gastroenterologist and obstetrician on how to treat their IBD during pregnancy, or while trying to become pregnant. At our IPREPP Clinic, you’ll see a gastroenterologist who specializes in treating women with IBD during pre-conception and pregnancy. You’ll also see a maternal fetal medicine provider. Both providers will then meet with you together to discuss their recommendations. 

Appointments at IPREPP Clinic: 612-676-4342. Located in the Maternal-Fetal Center in the Riverside Professional Building.

Our IPREPP Clinic providers will talk with you about:

  • Fertility 
  • Pregnancy and delivery
  • Planning for treatment of flares
  • Safety of your IBD medications
  • Possible risks to your baby
  • Genetic counseling
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care
  • Nutrition
  • Monitoring your overall health

We want to address any concerns you have and help you find answers about safely managing your IBD during pregnancy. Women with IBD that receive preconception counseling can reduce their risks of complications during pregnancy.

Locations that offer this treatment

Call your preferred location to schedule an appointment or submit an online request.