Leila Cruikshank

So you are thinking about having a family

If you are thinking about getting pregnant or having a family there are a few things to think about and it is important to talk to your doctor and CF team. We can help refer you to the local high risk obstetrician if appropriate. Genetic testing is available for your partner. If you are a woman with CF and are thinking of getting pregnant, it is crucial that your lung function and nutritional status are optimized. As well, it is important to review your financial situation and any supports you have to help with childcare afterwards.