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Natalie Hayden

It Feels Surreal When Covid Hits — but It’s Very Real

What it was like to have Covid-19 with Crohn’s and three young children

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How Inflammatory Bowel Disease Affects Relationships, Sexual Health and Fertility

Navigating the world of dating and relationships can be especially daunting for women with IBD

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Stomach Pain. Diarrhea. Nausea. Could It Be Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis?

Our new IBD education program will help you understand your symptoms and better manage your condition

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learn about the symptoms, how it's diagnosed and how to manage your care

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After Years of Suffering and Shame, I’m Now a Proud Crohn’s Warrior

I took back my life and my confidence by building community, love and support for others with Crohn's disease

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS is often confused with inflammatory bowel disease, but they're two different conditions

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Don’t Have to Rule Your Life

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Don’t Have to Rule Your Life

Healthy eating and good communication with your doctor are key

How I Learned to Thrive With Crohn's Disease

How I Learned to Thrive With Crohn's Disease

Reducing stress and following a holistic lifestyle routine help me live well with this debilitating condition.

Coronavirus and IBD: How I'm Navigating This Difficult Time

Coronavirus is challenging for everyone right now, but there is an extra level of challenge for those who are immunocompromised like Natalie. Read her story.

How to Prevent Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms from Controlling Your Life

Learn how to manage IBD symptoms so you can spend more time enjoying the things that matter most to you.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Your Sex Life

When trying to plan for sex, spending time in the bathroom may lead to less time spent in the bedroom. Stomach pain and the risk of untimely gas can be a mood killer.

5 Helpful Day-to-Day Tips for IBD Moms

Hey IBD mamas and moms-to-be—this article is for you! I wanted to share 5 of my "life hacks" for taking on motherhood while living with IBD.

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10 Tips for Friends and Family Supporting Someone With IBD

It's my hope that after reading this article, you'll feel more comfortable approaching family members and friends with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and be able to have compassionate and thoughtful conversations.

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