The Preconception and Pregnancy in IBD clinic at The University of Alberta is currently on CLOSED to referrals as Dr. Vivian Huang has closed her medical practice in Edmonton, AB after September 29, 2017 and relocated  to Ontario starting October 1, 2017.  She will  longer be accepting new referrals for the Edmonton clinic.

However, various IBD trained gastroenterologists in Edmonton continue to care for women with IBD, and manage their IBD during pregnancy.  Dr. Huang suggests referral to one of the gastroenterologists in Edmonton at the following hospitals (all of which have obstetrics/gynecology support) – Royal Alexandra Hospital, Misericordia Hospital, Grey Nun’s Hospital, or Sturgeon.

Referrals the gastroenterologists at The University of Alberta Hospital IBD clinic can also be made, and they will also help manage IBD during pregnancy, however there are no obstetrics/gynecology on site at UAH.

Dr Huang recommends the following guideline as a resource for managing IBD and the IBD medications in the pregnancy and peripartum time period.

The Toronto Consensus Statements for the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Pregnancy.  Gastroenterology. 2016 Mar;150(3):734-757.e1.  Nguyen GC, Seow CH, Maxwell C, Huang V, Leung Y, Jones J, Leontiadis GI, Tse F, Mahadevan U, van der Woude CJ; IBD in Pregnancy Consensus Group; Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.

Patient education resources developed by the University of Alberta Preconception and Pregnancy in IBD clinical research program will continue to be available for patients with IBD at the website https://pregnancy.ibdclinic.ca

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at pregibd@ualberta.ca.