Management of women with chronic renal disease in pregnancy
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2011
2009 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 185–191, July 2009
How to Cite
Kapoor, N., Makanjuola, D. and Shehata, H. (2009), Management of women with chronic renal disease in pregnancy. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 11: 185–191. doi: 10.1576/toag.18.104.22.168503
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2011
- peritoneal dialysis;
- pregnancy outcome;
- renal transplant
- • A multidisciplinary team should manage pregnancy in women with chronic renal disease.
- • The outcome is dependent upon prepregnancy renal function and the presence of hypertension and proteinuria.
- • Women on dialysis and renal transplant recipients form a special group that needs expert care during pregnancy.
- • To understand the basic principles in prepregnancy counselling of women with chronic renal disease.
- • To be aware of the risks to the pregnancy as well as to long-term renal function.
- • The risks of serious complications and adverse effects on long-term health raise complex ethical issues for the health professionals who counsel women with chronic renal disease and look after them during pregnancy.
Please cite this article as: Kapoor N, Makanjuola D, Shehata H. Management of women with chronic renal disease in pregnancy. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2009;11:185–191.