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Can I Have Children while I Am on Dialysis


2013-06-05 10:46

Can I Have Children while I Am on DialysisCan I have children while I am on Dialysis? This is a common concern for young couples.You will get answer in the following article.

In general,men who have Kidney Failure can father children.Women have difficulty becoming pregnant.This is because many women with kidney failure stop menstruating and can no release eggs from their ovaries normally.Even if women get pregnant,the high levels of toxins in body can affect the development of fertilized egg and increase the risk of spontaneous miscarriage.Despite these problems,some women still have a baby successfully.If dialysis is done efficiently and patients have higher blood counts due to erythropoietin,more women can get pregnant on dialysis. However,very few of these pregnancies are successful and premature delivery occurs frequently.

As the kidneys fail to work adequately,the diseased kidneys have to work harder to filter blood. However, the fetus will excrete more wastes into blood, it will certainly put extra strain on mother’s kidney. Therefore, it is important for the patient to check with their doctor before getting pregnant. There may be medical reasons why becoming pregnant might be dangerous to a woman’s health.If you think you might be pregnant,it is important to tell your physician.This is because some medicines may be harmful to the fetus. Your doctor can help your adjust your medications to guarantee the health of the mother and baby.

Here are some tips which can improve the successful pregnancy for women on dialysis.

-Adequate dialysis to remove extra fluid and wastes from your body effectively.

-Take medications as your doctor prescribes.

-Take special care to keep on your diet and fluid restriction.

If you are on dialysis and plan to have a baby, you can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  to get more professional suggestions.



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