Can Kidney problems really affect marriages?

During pregnancy, some women with a serious kidney disorder before getting pregnant are more likely to have problems. The fetus may not grow as much as expected or may be stillborn “May not thanks to Gods gift!

Pregnant women with a kidney disorder are more likely to develop high blood pressure during pregnancy i.e preeclampsia. In a situation whereby a pregnant woman has high blood pressure that is not well controlled, whether it was present before she becomes pregnant or develops during pregnancy, she is more likely to develop a kidney disorder. Kidney function may rapidly worsen during pregnancy.

Kidney function and blood pressure are monitored regularly in pregnant women who have a kidney disorder, as this has a key role to play in the growth of the fetus. In some cases, the baby gets delivered before the due time. If the kidney disorder is severe, women may need to be hospitalized after 6-7 months of pregnancy so that bed rest is guaranteed, blood pressure can be controlled well, and the fetus can supervise closely.

A number of things would have to be checked in women who have had a kidney transplant. Some of the things being checked are:

  1. Blood pressure
  2. Kidney function
  3. If the transplant has been in place for 2 or more years.

If all these and some other vital conditions are normal then, they are able to safely give birth to healthy babies.

Women who are often at high risk of pregnancy complications, including miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth, and preeclampsia are those who have a kidney disorder that regularly requires hemodialysis. Due to the fact that dialysis treatment has undergone some advancements and improvements lately, a very good number of the children born to these women survive.

Usually, delivery is required before the due date because the woman develops preeclampsia or the fetus is not growing as much as expected. Doctors may need to remove and analyze a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus and this whole process is known as amniocentesis, which aids doctors to determine whether the fetus’s lungs are mature enough to breathe air and thus when the baby can be delivered safely. In situations like this, vaginal delivery is possible, but cesarean delivery has been predominant.

 

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