Dialyzing a Pregnant Woman

  • Mala Sachdeva
  • Ilene Miller


It has become increasingly more common for the obstetrician and nephrologist to be involved in the dialytic care of a pregnant woman. With the advent of increasingly more advanced techniques in dialysis, dialyzing a pregnant woman has resulted in better outcomes for both the mother and the fetus. In this chapter, we review the indications for dialysis, how to decide which modality choice is preferable, and discuss common dialysis prescriptions that can be utilized for the pregnant woman on dialysis. Although extremely challenging, the multidisciplinary team approach and close communication can result in successful outcomes.


Pregnant woman on hemodialysis Hemodialysis in the pregnant woman Nocturnal hemodialysis Chronic renal disease and pregnancy Hemodialysis and fetal survival 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mala Sachdeva
    • 1
  • Ilene Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, Department of MedicineNorth Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Northwell Health SystemGreat NeckUSA

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