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Pregnancy and kidney disease

Fertility can be affected by kidney disease – but with careful planning and support from your healthcare team, it is possible to have children.

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Fertility can be affected by kidney disease – but with careful planning and support from your healthcare team, it is possible for people with kidney disease to have children. If parenthood is important to you, speak to your doctor as early as possible.

When preparing for parenthood, you may need to see another kidney specialist who has expertise in pregnancy counselling and care, or fertility specialists. You may also need to have extra tests done and change your medications. Contraception should be used while doing this planning to avoid accidental pregnancy when things are not optimal.

Pregnancy and kidney disease

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Living with kidney disease and planning a family can be overwhelming. Our team of health professionals on the Kidney Helpline are here to help you navigate all the information available and support you can access.

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