We aim to share the knowledge gained from clinical research studies, as well as the published clinical care guidelines, in ways that can be easily understood by patients and their families. We also aim to find better ways to educate patients, family, clinicians, and health care providers about the impact of maternal IBD and IBD therapies on maternal and fetal/neonatal outcomes.

INTERESTED or HAVE QUESTIONS?  Wish to participate or volunteer?

If you are interested in participating in any of the studies, please email us at Vivian.Huang@sinaihealth.ca (Toronto) or HuangIBDclinic@sinaihealth.ca   


1) Pain Management in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease during Pregnancy

We are looking to understand how Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects pregnancy, the things patients may use to manage their symptoms during this time period, and how we might be better able to help patients manage their symptoms during pregnancy.  Steroids and immunosuppressants are currently used as standard therapies for IBD, but it is our experience that some patients have also reported symptomatic relief from the use of alternative medicine.  The purpose of this study is to assess the use of pain killers, complimentary alternative medicine (homeopathy, herbal remedies, acupuncture, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, naturopathy) and cannabis in patients with IBD before and during pregnancy.

If you are considering pregnancy, are pregnant, or recently pregnant, and are interested to provide your anonymous insight into pain management and IBD and pregnancy, please complete the short anonymous survey. This study is being conducted out of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.