Whether patients with Chronic Nephritis can get pregnant depends on their specific disease conditions. In order to manage the illness well, patients need to pay attention to many aspects in daily life. People in the following cases are not recommended to consider pregnancy.
1. Illness conditions are not stable and patients even have overt symptoms.
Pregnancy may increase the difficulty of treatment or even lead to deterioration of the disease, thus resulting in rapid decline of kidney function.
Patients in active stage of Chronic Nephritis may develop symptoms such as protein in the urine, RBCs in the urine, WBC, cylindruria, etc. The decreased C3 levels in the blood indicate that the disease is unstable and there is still immune reaction. Pregnancy in this condition will aggravate the Nephritis.
2. Patients with Chronic Nephritis have a mass of proteinuria.
Pregnancy will lead to the decrease of plasma albumin. The blood volume will increase and lead to elevated blood pressure, which may cause heart failure.
Patients with Chronic Nephritis are more likely to develop complication of pregnancy-induced hypertension. In the early-to-late stage of pregnancy-induced hypertension, symptoms like edema, proteinuria and high blood pressure can be caused. In advanced stage, serious manifestations including dizziness, headache, blurred vision, blindness, or even hyperspasmia and coma may occur. These problems will threaten the mother's and the baby's life.
Besides, whether people with Chronic Nephritis can get pregnant depends on tests results. For those who have 1 to 3 years' remission without relapse can live a normal life. However, consultation with the doctor is strongly recommended. Sometimes, pregnancy will induce re-activity of Nephritis.