In a collaborative effort, researchers from University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and University of New South Wales developed a novel Pregnancy IBD Decision Aid (PIDA), and assessed the impact of PIDA on quality of reproductive decision-making and pregnancy-related knowledge among preconception (PC) and pregnant patients with IBD.

Patients using PIDA developed an improved quality of reproductive decision-making and IBD-in-pregnancy knowledge.

PIDA is an accessible tool that can empower women with IBD to make values-congruent, evidence-based decisions regarding pregnancy and may reduce voluntary childlessness.

A Novel Decision Aid Improves Quality of Reproductive Decision-Making and Pregnancy Knowledge for Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. G Wang, N Karimi, L Willmann, J Pipicella, J Descallar, K O’Connor, L Peculis, Y Leung, S Connor, V Huang, AJ Williams. Dig Dis Sci. 2022 Apr 30. 10.1007/s10620-02`2-07494-9. Online ahead of print.