Pediatric kidney transplantation part 168

Children

 

Can your baby get the same disease that affected your native kidneys?

This is a very important question. It is something you need to discuss with your transplant specialist. Some diseases that lead to kidney failure in children may be inherited, but not all are. Your doctor will be able to help you sort this out. If there is a chance that your condition was inherited, you can ask to talk to a genetic counselor. The best time to do this is before you get pregnant. Genetic testing may be possible. This can be done before you decide to have a baby or early in your pregnancy. You need to discuss these issues, as early as possible, with your transplant doctor and obstetrician.

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