Women with chronic kidney disease, a transplant, and particularly those on dialysis, have many factors to consider to ensure the successful birth of a child. Dr. Madeleine Pahl, a nephrologist at the University of California, Irvine, discusses what she has learned over the years while caring for her patients who choose to have children. Listen in as she explains the maternal and fetal problems that can occur, and the advances that have been made. She tells you what to expect, and explains what you can do to increase your chances of having a healthy, happy bundle of joy.
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Hosted By Lori Hartwell
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 book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.
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