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Can a woman with congestive heart failure be able to give birth to a child?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes but
It's going to be complicated.
The reason for the CHF should be fully explored and remedied to the extent possible. If she is not well compensated, her risk and the risk to the baby will be considerably increased. A cardiologist should be consulted to assist the obstetrician through the pregnancy, labor and delivery.

In brief: Yes but
It's going to be complicated.
The reason for the CHF should be fully explored and remedied to the extent possible. If she is not well compensated, her risk and the risk to the baby will be considerably increased. A cardiologist should be consulted to assist the obstetrician through the pregnancy, labor and delivery.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Multiple issues
There are several issues in this question.
The reason degree of and reason for the congestive failure may make pregnancy dangerous to mother and child. The medications needed to control the condition may have a significant effect on the survival of the fetus. If any such pregnancy is found or contemplated, a consultation between cardiologist and perinatologist should be completed early on.

In brief: Multiple issues
There are several issues in this question.
The reason degree of and reason for the congestive failure may make pregnancy dangerous to mother and child. The medications needed to control the condition may have a significant effect on the survival of the fetus. If any such pregnancy is found or contemplated, a consultation between cardiologist and perinatologist should be completed early on.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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