Pregnancy and Kidney Disease

Pregnancy and Kidney Disease - Mandy TrolingerMandy Trolinger always knew that she wanted a child, but the two kidney transplants she had had meant that pregnancy and Kidney Disease was risky both for her and for the baby. As a physician assistant and renal dietician, she understands the medical risks involved and explains what she learned during her pregnancy about immunosuppressants, weight gain, and breastfeeding. She also describes what she had to do to deliver the healthy baby boy whom she and her husband Steve named Brandon.

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Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illnessand is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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