MDTV on Pregnancy and Crohn's Disease Dr. Kane: Postpartum What Do Doctors Focus On in the Postpartum Period?
The focus after a woman gives birth isn’t on her Crohn’s Disease, it’s on the baby. Sunanda Kane, MD, a professor of medicine at the MAYO Clinic and a clinician devoted to improving care for women with IBD, explains what she counsels her patients about in the postpartum period on this MDTV Learning Module (8).
In the postpartum period, there is generally a shift in focus from a patient's Crohn's Disease to her baby, and with good reason! Sunanda Kane, MD, talked to MDTV what she is concerned about when caring for postpartum IBD patients. Fortunately, as she explained, patients whose disease was controlled during pregnancy usually do not flare in the postpartum unless they change their medication to breastfeed.