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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can I Bear A Baby In Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-12-19 17:04

Can I Bear A Baby In Polycystic Kidney DiseaseCan I bear a baby in Polycystic Kidney Disease? Polycystic Kidney Disease, also known as PKD, is a cystic genetic disorder of the kidneys. Due to this reason, for women who are on childbearing age but have kidney cyst, whether they can get pregnant or bear a baby must be one of their biggest concerns.

Generally speaking, it is misunderstood that PKD patients can not give birth to a baby. Honestly speaking, as long as their kidney diseases are controlled very well, they can be a mother successfully. But in this case, careful daily care and regular checks should be done to maintain her and her baby’s health. The following are suggested methods:

1. Do regular checkups during pregnancy.

2. Prenatal diagnosis at the 10th-12th week of pregnancy.

3. Insist on medical checkup every half a year after the baby is born.

On the contrary, if the woman has large kidney cyst, she is more likely to have severe back pain, urinary tract infections or blood urine, all of which may decline her desire to have sexual life, let alone to be pregnant.

Well, what is the best time for PKD patients to get pregnant? Researches have proved that sooner rather than later undoubtedly. According to the illness progression, PKD can be divided into 5 stages, the later the more difficult to bear a baby for PKD patients.

In conclusion, Children are very important for every family. If you are a PKD patient but hoping to get pregnant, we suggest you to do a whole body examination and talk with your doctor carefully before getting pregnant. Any follow-up questions about can I bear a baby in Polycystic Kidney Disease, please send an email to or leave a message below, we are glad to help every woman in difficulty.

Finally, sincerely wish you have a lovely baby in the near future!

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