My daughter has been on dialysis for nearly 17 years with several different complications. She is 35. We never thought she could get pregnant. That seems the possibility now. I can’t find any data on that for her time in ESRD. I’m in shock. What are her chances of survival? The baby’s?

The chances of successful pregnancy for a patient on chronic hemodialysis treatments is very poor.  Successful pregnancy has been reported but dialysis treatments must be increased.  Dialysis treatment times may have to be increased to more the 30 hours per week in order to have a successful pregnancy while receiving chronic dialysis treatment. Care of the pregnancy should be coordinated between a high risk obstetrician and the nephrologist who is caring for your daughter.  Even with the best of care, less than half of pregnancies are successful in a dialysis patient.


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