Pregnancy and Renal Disease

  • Jack FairweatherEmail author
  • Mark Findlay
  • Christopher Isles


A 23 year old female who received a renal transplant 3 years ago wishes to discuss becoming pregnant. She has stable transplant function, with a serum creatinine of 121 μmol/L, minimal proteinuria (uPCR 25 mg/mmol) and is maintained on prednisolone, tacrolimus and mycophenolate. Her blood pressure control is excellent. She is only prescribed the medications listed, and takes no over the counter medicines. She wants to discuss potential changes to her medication.


Pregnancy physiology CKD pregnancy Pregnancy outcomes Pregnancy planning 

Further Reading

  1. Rao S, Jim B. Acute kidney injury in pregnancy: the changing landscape for the 21st century. Kidney Int Rep. 2018;3(2):247–57.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Webster P, Lightstone L, McKay DB, Josephson MA. Pregnancy in chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation. Kidney Int. 2017;91(5):1047–56.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Fairweather
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mark Findlay
    • 1
  • Christopher Isles
    • 2
  1. 1.Renal and Transplant UnitQueen Elizabeth University HospitalGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Dumfries and Galloway Royal InfirmaryDumfriesUK

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