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Pregnancy & Kidney Disease

Women with kidney disease need specialized care before, during and after pregnancy for the best outcomes for them and their babies. Women with kidney disease who need maternal healthcare include:

  • women with different renal diseases
  • women on dialysis
  • women who are kidney transplantation recipients


We are developing a model of care for standardized, timely and high-quality specialized care for women with kidney disease who need maternal healthcare.

Major Initiatives

Establish a Provincial Model of Care

  • Introduced criteria across all Regional Renal Programs to standardize quality care for women with kidney disease who require pregnancy care or pre-pregnancy planning

Use Data to Support Planning, Decision-Making and Monitoring of Outcomes

  • Established data requirements
  • Introduced evaluation measures to drive monitoring and quality improvement

Make Sure Patients are Supported to Make Informed Decisions

  • Developed a pregnancy and breast feeding fact sheet for patients to use with their health care team
  • Developed a video series offering a look at the personal experiences of 2 women with a type of kidney disease called glomerulonephritis who go through pregnancy.