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Have any women here been pregnant post kidney transplant, or have any experience with someone who has? Question
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replied June 25th, 2008
baby
i am not sure if you are still looking for an answer but i had my son 7 years after my first transplant. he is perfect. he was early and small but perfect. i found that i stopped taking care of myself and worrying about the baby. not such a good idea!!! after my son i got a staph infection that destroyed it. best advice is take care of you and the baby.. chances are you need more tending to.
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replied July 6th, 2008
Pregnancy after transplant
Hi I had my transplant in 2001 then in 2005 I gave birth by c-section to a very healthy 6lb 10oz little girl she was full turm aswell then in may this year I gave birth again by c-section to another georgous little girl she was 6lb 4oz, lucky everything went well for me, my kidney is a very good one!!
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replied January 12th, 2014
How old were you
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replied July 14th, 2008
Thank you both for your responces. I asked my doctor and he said many women have done it, but I still worry considering my kidney was placed in my front right pelvic region, as well as I have high blood pressure and diabetes.
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replied August 22nd, 2011
Hi there

I have only joined this forum now after having a transplant in Dec 2010 and am also a diabetic.

Did you fall pregnant?

Id love to cht to you

Tamaryn
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replied August 22nd, 2011
Hi there

I have only joined this forum now after having a transplant in Dec 2010 and am also a diabetic.

Did you fall pregnant?

Id love to chat to you

Tamaryn
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replied July 10th, 2013
Hi,

I am 47 and pregnant with twins. I had my transplant in 1995.
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replied January 12th, 2014
Wow was it hard to concieve
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replied June 15th, 2009
hi everyone, can i ask what changes were made to your meds prior to your becoming pregnant? currently on tacrolimus and cellcept and my doc says i can't be on cellcept but he doesn't seem to know what to switch me to. thanks!
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replied October 22nd, 2011
It does bother me that he does not know but maybe because everyone's case is different..... My dr switch me from cellcept to immuran ask him about that
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replied July 10th, 2013
Make sure if you have high blood pressure that you only take Methyldopa. That is the safest.

I am 47 and pregnant with twins. I had my kidney transplant in 1995 with a cadavor kidney. No problems, but then I am a Dietitian.
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replied June 30th, 2009
Hi everyone, i wanted to ask did anyone got pregnant while they were still on cellcept then changed the cellcept?
i've been transplanted for 11 years now and i know for sure that you need to change cellcept before getting pregnant .
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replied October 12th, 2012
My doctors stress the importance to be taken off of cellcept before pregnancy. I was switched to Imuran prior to becoming pregnant and now 9 weeks along with twins Smile
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replied November 26th, 2012
Hello, How long were you off cellcept before you got pregnant?
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replied January 12th, 2013
How is your pregnancy going? I had a transplant September 2011 and I am now 6 weeks pregnant. Everything is going great so far, but my husband and I still worry. I would love to hear how you are doing. Thanks
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replied February 16th, 2013
I am pregnant with my forth and have had 3 healthy babies post transplant. no issues or worries. kidney is fine. hope this helps! Good luck with your little one!
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replied June 3rd, 2013
Congrats on the twins!
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replied June 30th, 2009
I just had my transplant last year and my meds were just switched so that I can try to get pregnant. My doctor switched Cellcept to Imuran and also took me off my cholesterol med, Simvastatin.
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replied July 3rd, 2009
c-after kidney transplant
Hi did any one have a c-section with their transplant in the front right of stomach?
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replied February 16th, 2013
I have had 2 c sections and have had a trnasplant right side in front of stomach
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replied August 27th, 2009
Pregnancy
I was transplanted 8 months ago...but I really want to get pregnant. Should I wait til the year mark? It makes me so nervous!
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replied October 24th, 2012
Yes please give ur body at least a year to adjust to your new kidney! I was transplanted 13 years ago and I am now on baby #4 Smile. My first was born 2 years after transplant. She was early and small but she is a healthy 10 year old now. I also have a 8 ye old girl, a 3 yr old son and with Gods help we will have another healthy little one! Im 38 and I have been on my same regiment of meds since I was transplanted. Cyclosporine, immuran, prednisone, norvasc, and clonodine. I hope this helps and my prayers are with you. Good luck!!
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replied February 15th, 2010
Pregnancy and Transplant Meds
I wanted to quickly write in response. I am 2 1/2 years post transplant and was recently pregnant. My docs told me to wait until I was atleast 2 years post transplant to get pregnant due to the risk to the kidney. Once I reached that milestone, they switched me to Imuran from Cellcept because you CAN NOT be on Cellcept and have a good outcome to the pregnancy. My kidney is responding very well to the Imuran so my docs want to keep me on it while I am still of child bearing years..and am not done with having children. I hope this is helpful and I wish you luck in the baby making!
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replied February 23rd, 2010
I just had my son in October 2009. I had my transplant in Sept. 2007. I was taken off Cellcept and put on Imuran. I was also taken of lipitor. My son was born 10 weeks early but it was mostly due to complication of type 1 diabetes. My creatinine was mostly stable thoughout my pregnancy and there was very little stress on my kidney.
I also had a c section. The only complication was scar tissue so it took a bit longer to get him out.
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replied March 19th, 2010
Pregnancy after transplant
Thanks for all of your posts. I am 30 years old and just got a transplant on Feb. 8th. My husband and I really want to have children soon and all of these comments gave me alot of hope!!!
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replied April 22nd, 2012
Hi, I am currently in the same situation as you! Had a transplant just over a year ago!
Hoping you have great news!
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replied March 20th, 2010
pregnancy post kidney transplant
My daughter in law just got pregnant. Her transplant is almost three years old. She has HBP and is very nervous. Also we live in India and are anxious to find a doctor who can deal with this kind of case. Any and all responses are very welcome. By the way she is almost 36 years old.Thank you and hurrah to all the ladies who are happy mothers after their transplants.
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replied March 31st, 2010
I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and take prograf and cellcept. I'm 28 and hope to get pregnant one day. I have had an irregular period since i was 14 and don't know if I am able to have kids. I had lupus and this caused the kidney failure.


How long do you have to switch cellcept before getting pregnant?

Will my kidney be affected if I have to have a cesarean in the future? my kidney is in the front right side.

Can I breastfeed even though i take medications?

Until what age is it safe to try to conceive?

I dont remember all the questions in my mind at the moment but if anyone could help me out with these I would appreciate it ... Thanks Smile
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replied July 1st, 2012
Kidney transplant & Pregnancy
hi,i'm 28 as well and have a very similar situation.I've had my kidney(living relative)for 12 and a half yrs and doing very well.i've had irregular periods all my life,and was put on medication(estrogen)to try and make my periods come.it worked once.i'm not sure how long they switch your medication,probably until after your baby is born or continue on it if you want more children.i'm assuming the best age,well it depends on how long you've had your kidney and the function of it.my dr told me transplant patients HAVE to plan they're pregnancies and if your 40 and over,all women are at a high risk for pregnancies & complications.anyways because of their age..about breast feeding.i read alot about how it's not reccomended,becasue the medications are in our blood stream affect the baby.my kidney as well is transplanted in the front right as well,i believe most are..so many people have asked if i would consider adoption because it's safer,but it's just not the same..it's easier for them to say,they don't have health problems.i want a child more then anything and always wanted to be a mom..anyways i reccomend everyone get as much info as they can and talk to their drs..i'm being reffered to a kidney dr who also specializes in pregnancy as well..goodluck & all the best to everyone!!
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replied July 14th, 2012
beautiful woman with lupus
hi my name is angelique i also have lupus and i had a kidney transplant also it is also on my front right side i have been told my whole life i shoul not have kids however i did get pregnant on dialysis and my drs told me not to have the baby. i didnt have the baby however im now 6 yrs post transplant and im now pregnant and my lupus has been good and my transplant is good to so im going to have my baby, i feel we will be fine as long as we do everything our drs tell us and go to every dr apts i would really love to talk to someone like you who is going through the same thing as me, also cellcept u should not take for at lest 6 weeks and so much more if you would like please find me on facebook angelique licata c.a sd
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replied February 16th, 2013
Hi, I have had 3 children and am pregnant with my forth. I am on imuran, cyclosporin and prednisone and have been since my transplant 11 years ago. i have breasfed my 3 children till they were 1 1/12 they are all healthy. I have had a natural and 2 c sections. my kidney is fromt right side. Good Luck!
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replied April 6th, 2010
Hi I''m 25 years old and had my renal transplant 4 years ago. I was advised to wait at least 2 years before trying to fall pregnant. I have given birth to my beautiful baby boy on the 19th March by c-section i was 37 weeks. He was a healthy weight of 6pd 11oz. The c-section didn''t go any where near my kidney which is located in the right front of my groin. I was taking cellcept and prograf before i became pregnant then swapped from cellcept to imuran. I had to wait 2 months before i could start trying to conceive. I was advised that i could breastfeed but had to stop as the prograf was coming through my milk to the baby. The only issue was my bp got quite high at the end of the pregnancy and the baby had some jaundice which was treated in hospital. My creatinine was stable through out the pregnancy and is now back to what it was pre pregnancy. Hope that gives hope and answers some questions.
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replied April 25th, 2010
i had a transplant in 06 my due date is july 2nd 2010
i have lupus and had a kidney transplant in 06 my due date is july 2nd 2010 im on prograph and was tooken off celcept is there any chance i can possible breastfeed when my son is born?
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replied April 25th, 2010
I started breastfeeding for a week while on prograf, then my son had to have a blood test to see if it was going through the milk to him. The result was 1 in his system so i had to stop straight away as it would make him have no immune system and if he was to catch a cold or something he would get very sick if not worse. I was very dissapointed i couldn''t but i had to think of the well being of my baby. So my advice would be not to breastfeed.
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replied April 27th, 2010
Marine''s wife trying to get pregnant (post transplant)
I was diagnosed with ESRD when I was 16 yrs old. After 8 years being on the transplant list, I had a kidney transplant in Dec 2006. I am now 27 yrs old. Since then, I''ve been trying to get pregnant, but have been unsucessful. I am currently in very good health and had not have any post transplant complications. I am taking prograf and myfortic. Does anyone know what I how or what I should do to increase my chances of getting pregnant or have any referrals to a specialist who can help me? My husband and I are currently living in Jacksonville, NC. He is stationed here at Camp Lejuene.

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replied July 20th, 2012
I am also 27 and had my kidney transplant in Dec of 2006 and am on myfortic and prograf. Did you ever get any help in regards to your situation? I would love to get pregnant in the future but would love to know more information in regards to having to switch or being on other anti rejection medications. Did you end up getting pregnant!? If so, could you possibly share what medication replacements you had to be put on? Is prograf a concern? I have only heard myfortic is an issue. Hope everything worked out for you!
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replied May 11th, 2010
Hi. I am 41!! and am cosidering getting pregnant. I have had my transplant for 1 year from a living donor. Does anyone have experience with pregnancy at this age with a kidney transplant?
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replied August 13th, 2011
Post Transplant Baby
I am in you same exact position with age (I am 40) & had a living donor also (sister), but my transplant was only 2 months ago. I realize I have to wait a year or more, however; because of my age I am trying to plan early. I hope you have some responses. Lots of luck...Chrissy
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replied May 13th, 2010
I'm 43 years old and had my kidney transplant July 8,2009. My GF nd I are wanting me to get pregnant as I had put it off for 12yrs prev due to kidney disease. We will do artificial insemination. I currently take Prograph and Imuran. Does anyone have any advice my kidney funcion is grea, had a live donor, friend..
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