There can be some risks for pregnant women who have ulcerative colitis, but many women with the disease have little to no symptoms. The best time for women with UC to get pregnant is when they have had no symptoms for at least 3 to 6 months.
Being pregnant with UC can be different for everyone but there are ways to avoid complications. Women who conceive while being in remission for at least 3 to 6 months will most likely stay in remission throughout the rest of the pregnancy. Conceiving while the disease is still active can lead to the symptoms getting worse.
Complications during pregnancy can include premature birth, complications with delivery, or even pregnancy loss. This disease can also affect a woman’s fertility rate making it harder to conceive. However, women with the disease will have a normal fertility rate if they have the disease under control.
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