Polycystic Kidney Disease belongs to hereditary diseases where numerous cysts are formed in both of the kidneys. If one parent has this disease, his or her children have a 50% chance to get it. Many patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease who are newly married are wondering whether they can give birth to a healthy baby. Actually, they can be pregnant when their illness conditions are under control.
The new married couples should pay attention to the following points when
they are going to have a baby.
1. Have routine checks about their illness condition.
B-ultrasound is the primary method to check Polycystic Kidney Disease before
they deliver a baby. When they are pregnant for about 12 weeks, the B-ultrasound
can present the babies’ kidney structures through vagina. They can have check
every 2-4 weeks to diagnose the changes in the both kidneys so that the changes
can be found timely.
2. It is more exact if diagnosing it with genes diagnosis.
It is a breakthrough in diagnosing pathological changes before they are
pregnant for 2-4weeks. To have locus linkage analysis through chorion,
amniocentesis, cord blood etc. Or they can take antenatal diagnosis such as
genic mutation at certain positions. When abnormality is found through the
following methods, they can make an end to gestation at a proper time.
3. The babies should have routine check about every half a year to make sure
they are safe.
Experts here remind that patients should not take it for granted that their
babies will not have Polycystic Kidney Disease since they did not present
From the above, we can see that even if patients have Polycystic Kidney
Disease, they can have a healthy baby.