Most women with IBD respond to assisted reproductive technology: study

However, in two subgroups live birth rates are lower than for the general population, researchers say

Assisted reproductive technology success rates for women with inflammatory bowel disease appear similar to those of the general population, except in two groups of patients, say the Australian authors of a systematic review.

mother and baby

Live birth rates are lower following surgery for Crohn’s disease and after failed ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA), they report.

Dr Robyn Laube and colleagues from Sydney’s Macquarie University reviewed 11 studies covering more than 30,000 women with