Gastrointestinal Problems During Pregnancy
The Gastrointestinal (GI) Pregnancy Clinic at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin is a clinic dedicated to the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders in pregnancy.
The GI Pregnancy Clinic provides a unique opportunity to receive specialized care that focuses not only on the health of the mother but also the health of the developing baby.
What Should I Expect During my Appointment
Many new gastrointestinal disorders arise for the first time during pregnancy and other pre-existing conditions can continue or worsen. At the GI Pregnancy Clinic, patients will receive individually tailored medical care to treat these conditions while keeping in mind the safety and health of the developing baby.
We will work closely with your referring doctor to ensure that safe and effective care is provided for your gastrointestinal symptoms whether you are contemplating pregnancy, are currently pregnant or have recently delivered.
Specific conditions that may warrant referral include:
- Hyperemesis gravidarum
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Gallstones in pregnancy
- Nutritional issues in pregnancy
- Weight loss in pregnancy
- Prior weight loss surgery
- Inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy
- Liver disorders
- Work-up of anomral liver function tests in pregnancy
- Viral hepatitis in pregnancy
- Autoimmune hepatitis in pregnancy
- Cholestasis in pregnancy
- Acute fatty liver in pregnancy
- Pre-eclampsia/HELLP syndrome
- Delivery complications
- Rectal prolapse
- Fecal incontinence
Please speak to your doctor if you have any of these conditions and think you might benefit from referral to the GI Pregnancy Clinic.