Women with CF have thicker cervical mucus and can have ovulation issues due to poor nutrition. However, the majority of women with CF are fertile and can become pregnant if appropriate contraception is not used.
By learning about the implications of all transplant-related medications and treatments before undergoing a transplant, men with cystic fibrosis can avoid some of the harmful reproductive side effects and improve their ability to have biological children post-transplant.
By understanding the effects that different forms of contraception can have on people with cystic fibrosis, you can choose the method that is right for you.
Sex and relationships are essential parts of life. For some people with CF, making the distinction between sexuality and intimacy can be an important step in navigating the ups and downs of having a chronic illness.
For some people with CF, having sex can come with physical discomfort, aggravations and pain. Fortunately, some practical tips and advice can help both men and women with CF fully enjoy their sex lives.
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is often a popular family building option among people with cystic fibrosis. Learn more about common ART techniques to find the right family building method for you.
By learning more about the pros and cons of adoption for a person with cystic fibrosis, you can ultimately decide if it is the right family building option for you.
While 97-98 percent of men with cystic fibrosis are infertile, they can still enjoy normal, healthy sex lives and have biological children with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART).
More women with cystic fibrosis are reaching reproductive age, becoming pregnant, and delivering babies. Nutrition before and during pregnancy is essential for all women.
Women with cystic fibrosis can safely breastfeed without compromising their baby's health. However, there are still factors related to your own health that you will need to consider before you decide whether breastfeeding is right for you.