Clinical and Translational Research

Investigating the interactions between IBD, fertility and pregnancy

IBD and Pregnancy-related knowledge, beliefs and attitudes

We have completed an anonymous survey study to assess knowledge and beliefs regarding reproductive health and IBD to better understand where patient needs lie. This research is being presented at two national GI conferences in 2019. The findings are being used to better serve the educational needs of our patients.

IBD, Pregnancy and the Microbiome

IBD is associated with changes in the microbiome (the many organisms, such as bacteria, that live within our bodies and help with essential functions). We are conducting a study to explore how the microbiome may impact pregnancy in people with IBD.

IBD and Family Registry

All patients who are seen at the Stanford IBD and Family Center will be given the opportunity to be entered into a registry to research health outcomes of our patients and their children.

IBD and Immunology

IBD is a disease of the immune system. All patients will have the opportunity to participate in studies of the immune system in patients with IBD.  

  • – Stanford Department of Medicine News

    The IBD Family and Family Program: Supporting Patients on the Journey to Parenthood

    STANFORD – Like many medical innovations, the IBD and Family Program started with a patient. Specifically a patient that Sarah Streett, MD, clinical associate professor of gastroenterology and hepatology and director of the IBD program and Aarti Rao, MD, a GI fellow, shared—a pregnant, hospitalized woman with complicated inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, made up of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) who had previously undergone multiple colorectal surgeries.

  • – GI & Hepatology News

    Survey: Reproductive counseling is often MIA in IBD

    REPORTING FROM THE CROHN’S & COLITIS CONGRESS LAS VEGAS – Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can disrupt both fertility and pregnancy, especially if it’s not fully controlled, and there’s a risk that the condition can be passed onto an unborn child. Still a new study suggests many patients with IBD don’t receive appropriate reproductive counseling.