What to Know About Starting a Family If You Have Cystic Fibrosis

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This Cystic Fibrosis Trust video looks at the possible implications of starting a family if you have cystic fibrosis.

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A cystic fibrosis doctor who specializes in fertility discusses some of the issues that can arise when a person with CF wants to start a family, including difficulties with fertility, pregnancy and childbirth. He also explains the odds of passing CF on to your children.

Two sets of parents living with cystic fibrosis explain some of the emotions they went through and the decisions they had to make prior to starting a family. These included the practicalities of looking after a young child when you’re sick, whether there was any risk to the baby during pregnancy, and which fertility treatment to use.

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