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Against all odds: two happy endings in pregnancies with chronic kidney disease

Two strong women tell about their successful pregnancies with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We would like to share their happy stories with you.

Although many physicians care for pregnant women on dialysis, there is broad agreement that this condition is rather uncommon and that planned pregnancies while undergoing dialysis are not advisable. While it is essential to be conscious of both the maternal and foetal risks, there are also happy stories to tell. In our current article, two women recount the challenges of pregnancy while having CKD.

Khadija from Spain gave birth to a baby girl. She relates how she fought for her dream to have children and start a family. Lungisile from South Africa, who even had tiny twins, describes how her pregnancy was discovered by chance. Meet the three babies and their mothers here.