Many of our patients are living full lives including having families. It is important to plan for this joyful event as there are special things to consider when you have CF.
Pre-pregnancy Nutrition Guidelines, published by the Canadian CF Dietitians has some really useful information about preparing for pregnancy. You can download it from the CF Canada website (under the dropdown menu "CF Health") here.
If you are thinking about becoming pregnant or you are pregnant, speak to your nurse, physician or pharmacist about your medications. Many medications that are used in cystic fibrosis are safe for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Sometimes medications may be put on hold during pregnancy, depending on your health status and what other options are available. Doses of medications may also need to be adjusted during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Information on fertility treatment can be found on the Genesis Fertility website.