Pregnancy may be safe and feasible in women with ESRD receiving intensive hemodialysis

In a comparison of 22 Canadian pregnancies and 70 US pregnancies among women on dialysis, intensive HD helped the Canadian women by a wide margin. Live birth rate in Canada: 86.4%. In the US? 61.4%. Mean pregnancy length in Canada: 36 weeks. In the US? 27 weeks. Women who dialyzed < 20 hours per week had just a 48% live birth rate—while those who dialyzed > 36 hours per week had an 85% live birth rate with few complications.

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