IBS AND IBD
This service is only being offered in the Northern Suburbs.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when trying to conceive
IBS often co-exist with endometriosis and PCOS.
It is important to seek help from an Eatfit-Trained Dietician. The right approach and support to alleviate symptoms of IBS can be achieved within 4-8 weeks in most cases.
Trying to conceive with Inflammatory bowel disease.
If your IBD is under control, it should not affect your chances to conceive.
However, an acute flare-up, nutritional deficiencies, and significant weight loss due to uncontrolled IBD will affect fertility negatively.
IBD flare-ups during pregnancy increase the risk for preterm delivery or miscarriage.
Corticosteroid medications used to treat IBD flare-ups have been associated with a small but significant risk of Neural Tube Defects. Your Fertility Dietician will adjust your folic acid supplementation dose one month prior to conception to help decrease this risk.
Iron, vitamin B12, selenium, magnesium, zinc, and Vitamin D are common deficiencies in IBD. Your Dietician will recommend dietary changes / supplementation after screening for these deficiencies with a combination of your diet history and a blood test.