Women with cystic fibrosis have thicker cervical
Poor nutrition leading to irregular ovulation (the release of eggs from the uterus) can also contribute to fertility problems and is another reason why some women with CF may have trouble conceiving. However, most women with CF are able to become pregnant and achieve a normal pregnancy, with 85 percent of couples reporting that they were able to conceive within the first 12 months of stopping contraception.
Despite their thicker cervical mucus and possible ovulation issues, it is important to remember that women with CF are still fertile. Although puberty and menstruation may be irregular or delayed, healthy women with CF often do not have compromised fertility and experience few physical barriers to becoming pregnant aside from having thicker cervical mucus. For this reason, regardless of how severe their CF may be, all women with CF who are not ready to have children should use contraception to prevent the possibility of unplanned pregnancies.
Assisted Reproductive Technology
If you do have trouble conceiving, assisted reproductive technology (ART) techniques and alternate family-building options, such as adoption or surrogacy, are all viable options for starting a family. Your