It is important to discuss situational events such as the COVID pandemic with our patients. In an anonymous survey led by Dr. Parul Tandon (IBD fellow, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto), a significant proportion of women with IBD experienced an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pregnancy planning and mental health illnesses such as stress, depression, and anxiety.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Significantly Impacts Pregnancy Planning and Mental Health of Women With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. P Tandon, K O’Connor, G Nguyen, C Maxwell, V Huang. J Clin Gastroenterol 2022 Jan 26. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001672. Online ahead of print.