Post-Transplant Patients

As the life expectancy of those with cystic fibrosis (CF) increases, so more and more women with CF are living through their reproductive years and may wish to consider having a family. Some of these women will be unable to consider this possibility until they have undergone a double lung transplant.

Pregnancy after double lung transplant is possible but is not common and their are many potential risks attached for both mother and baby. The risks (including rejection) are particularly high in the first two years after transplant surgery has taken place and it is advised that women should aim not to conceive until at least 2-3 years post delivery. The level of risk varies between each patient depending on their personal medical history and situation. All CF women considering pregnancy after a lung transplant should discuss this issue fully with their medical team(s).

Please click here for a selection of recent research studies into post-transplant pregnancy

Please click here to read stories and comments from CF women who have considered pregnancy following transplant and either gone ahead or decided against it