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Table 2 Pregnancy outcome in relation with disease activity prior to pregnancy, n = 114

From: Effect of childbirth on the course of Crohn's disease; results from a retrospective cohort study in the Netherlands

  Inactive luminal disease 93 (82) Active luminal disease 21 (18)
Age at index pregnancy Median [range] 30 [20-40] 29 [20-39]
Gestational age in weeks Median [range] 40 [20-42] 39 [27-41]
Pregnancy complications   
   - None 70 (75) 11 (52)
   - Intrauterine growth retardation 7 (8) 4 (19)
   - Pregnancy induced hypertension 2 (2) 1 (5)
   - Intrauterine death 3 (3) 0 (0)
   - Other 11 (12) 5 (24)
Mode of childbirth   
   - Vaginal delivery 64 (69) 13 (62)
Spontaneous 47 (73) 9 (69)
Instrumental 17 (27) 4 (31)
   - Caesarean section: 29 (31) 8 (38)
- Medical advice 19 (66) 2 (25)
- Obstetric reason(s) 10 (34) 4 (50)
- Elective 0 (0) 2 (25)
Median birth weight in grams* Median [range] 3250 [200-5900] 2910 [980-3970]#
  1. Numbers between brackets are percentages
  2. request of patient
  3. *Data on birth weight was missing of 5 women
  4. # p = 0.02