That depends... I have seen CF patients carry pregnancy to full term. The risk is the same as for anyone with impaired lung function and/or malnutrition (very common problems in CF patients). You should discuss pregnancy with your CF provider, usually a lung doctor, and maybe also a specialist in high risk ob. They can discuss the the risks of pregnancy based on your specific health status. Good luck.
Depends on severity. Risks associated with pregnancy in CF patients are related to the severity of their lung disease, nutritional status & other conditions such as CF related diabetes. Please consult your CF doctor & ob/gyn doctor to discuss these risks. Many women can have babies even if they have cf, so it all depends on the individual factors & has to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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