Behaviour Modifications :


Pregnancy :

There have been a number of successful pregnancies among women who have had kidney transplants, although pregnancy may have special risks for both the transplant recipient and the baby. Women should avoid pregnancy for at least 1 year following transplant surgery to ensure that kidney function is stable and immunosuppressive medications have been tapered to lower doses. Risks related to birth control should be discussed with the doctor. Most couples will have completely normal and healthy babies. Expectant mothers on immunosuppressives should be followed closely by their obstetricians as well as their physician.Men with kidney transplants have been able to father children. Because of the medication that you take, it is important to discuss the possible risks to the baby with your transplant team.
It is advised to have cervical smear once a year along with a breast examination as there is a small increase in the risk of developing cancers when taking immunosuppressive drugs. At home you should examine your breasts every month, reporting anything unusual.Mensruation will return to normal after transplant. If you wish, you can discuss suitable contraception with your doctor. Barrier methods such as condoms or the cap(diaphragm) are preferable to taking oralcontraceptives as they are associated with high blood pressure and deep vein thrombosis. The coil (Cu-T: intra-uterine device) is not advised because of the infection risk.