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Can Women Become Pregnant if They Have Kidney Disease

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2012-09-13 09:12

Can Women Become Pregnant if They Have Kidney DiseaseEvery pregnancy carries high risk and delivering a healthy baby is not an easy task for women with kidney disease. Due to kidney dysfunction, the body retains waste products that inhibit the production of eggs and menstruation. Consequently, getting pregnant can be difficult. In general, patients are suggested to treat the kidney problems first before they get pregnant, which help increase the chance of conception and help ensure a healthier pregnancy.

In general, women with Chronic Renal Failure are not advised to get pregnant, including pre-dialysis patients. The risks to both mother and baby are greater than normal. Then, how will kidney disease affect pregnancy?

Women with mild renal disease may have a successful pregnancy, but those who have severe kidney disease will likely to develop pregnancy complication. Once a patient gets pregnant, her body has to work extra hard to provide sustenance for both the mother and baby. In this case, some serious health risks may occur.

·Due to excess water retention, the pregnant mother may develop elevated blood pressure and more wastes in her blood.

·Mother who has extremely high blood pressure is at risk of preeclampsia. As a result, she may suffer from premature delivery and bran, liver or kidney bleeding.

·Other risk factors for a pregnant women with kidney disease also include reduced renal function, miscarriage, greater risk of urinary tract infections, Acute Kidney Failure, etc.

·Women suffering from anemia, hypertension, and excessive proteinuria face a 60 percent risk of infant death during their pregnancy.

·The baby's growth can be adversely affected when her mother has high blood pressure, as she will be unable to receive enough blood through the placenta.

If you are considering becoming pregnant while suffering from kidney disease, discussing your opinions with a kidney specialist or nephrologist who will provide you with the best plan for your family and treatment. Or, you can consult our online service for free help. We're here to help you!

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