Chapter 29. The Kidney in Pregnancy

  1. Donald A. Molony MD3,4 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD5,6
  1. Phyllis August MD, MPH1 and
  2. Tiina Podymow MD2

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch29

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

August, P. and Podymow, T. (2008) The Kidney in Pregnancy, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 4

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 5

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 6

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Nephrology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • kidney diseases associated with systemic illness;
  • kidney disease in pregnancy;
  • anatomic and functional changes in urinary tract;
  • acid–base regulation in pregnancy;
  • volume regulation;
  • blood pressure regulation;
  • assessment of renal function in pregnancy;
  • thrombotic microangiopathy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Renal anatomy and physiology in pregnancy

  • Assessment of renal function in pregnancy

  • Kidney disease in pregnancy

  • Therapy of end-stage renal disease during pregnancy

  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

  • Conclusions

  • References