Gastroenterologists quiet on pregnancy in IBD

Less than half of IBD patients cite their gastroenterologist as their main source of information on fertility and IBD, according to a South Australian survey.

Only 42% of respondents said they’d had advice from their gastroenterologist on fertility and pregnancy issues, compared with 29% who had spoken to their GP and 27% who had relied on the Internet, the survey of 248 patients showed.

Twelve percent of patients said they had eventually initiated the discussion with their IBD practitioner as