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Expectant Moms with Cystic Fibrosis

Some women with cystic fibrosis (CF) are infertile as a result of the disease, but this is not always the case. A pregnant woman with cystic fibrosis will require special management and should consult her health care provider early in her pregnancy.

CF Carrier Screening - Your Thoughts About CF Carrier Screening
Cystic fibrosis carrier screening is offered to couples who are planning families. But does it provide enough information to influence their decision? Share your thoughts.

Prenatal Testing For Cystic Fibrosis
Prenatal genetic tests can detect cystic fibrosis in your unborn child, but the testing is not for everyone. Find out who should be tested, how the test is done, and what the results will tell you.

Things You Should Know Before You Get Pregnant
Women with cystic fibrosis are often capable of conceiving a child, but pregnancy requires some planning. Things you should know before you get pregnant.

How to Manage Pregnancy with Cystic Fibrosis
Follow these guidelines to help ensure your road to motherhood is a smooth one.

Urinary Incontinence
Many women with cystic fibrosis experience urinary incontinence. The strain of pregnancy on the pelvic muscles can increase the likelihood of bladder leakage. Learn more about incontinence and how it is treated.

Can a Mother with CF Breastfeed?
Find answers to common questions about breastfeeding in women with cystic fibrosis.

Genetic Counseling
A woman with cystic fibrosis has a greater chance of having a child with cystic fibrosis, especially if her partner is a carrier. Learn about genetic counseling, and how it can help you make an informed decision about having children, from the A.D.A.M. Health Encyclopedia.

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