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Kidney transplantation and pregnancy

Pre-pregnancy counselling 

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Most women who have chronic kidney failure are infertile. Successful transplantation offers the only real possibility of having a child, but for this to happen the pregnancy must be carefully planned.

What we do

We provide a specialist monthly pre-pregnancy counselling clinic for patients with chronic kidney disease and for those who have had a kidney transplant. The clinic is run jointly by obstetricians (doctor who specialises in the care of women during pregnancy) and transplant doctors.

Patients are assessed and counselled on the risks of pregnancy to their kidney function as well as the increased risks that kidney disease or transplantation puts on a pregnancy. All investigations, follow-ups and reviews are undertaken by the specialist team.

Referral information

This team are happy to accept referrals for this specialist service from any area in the UK and can contact consultant nephrologist Dr Paramit Chowdhury.