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.

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How to Sleep Well With IBD

If IBD symptoms, like diarrhea and abdominal pain, get in the way of restful sleep, here are some tips that will help you get the restful sleep you need.

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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.

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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.

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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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Self-Love: Learning to Love Your Body Despite Your Disease

When you live with a chronic illness like Crohn’s disease, taking time to honor all that you do to merely function and keep up with the general population is worth recognizing.

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A Letter to My 21-year-old, Newly Diagnosed With Crohn's Self–From 13 Years in the Future

Parenthood is daunting, no matter what, especially your first time around. Throw in an unpredictable, often debilitating condition and tackling the role is even more challenging.

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Reflecting on Motherhood & Crohn's: Year One

Parenthood is daunting, no matter what, especially your first time around. Throw in an unpredictable, often debilitating condition and tackling the role is even more challenging.

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How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

When I was 21 I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness. I was told I had Crohn's disease—an autoimmune disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tract, leading to severe pain and fatigue (just to name a few of the downsides).

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App Aims to Make Living With IBD Easier

An app from the American Gastroenterological Association aims to improve daily life and doctor-patient communications for people living with inflammatory bowel disease, or 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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Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future

When I was 21, my world turned upside down and I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness.

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