As an infertile man with cystic fibrosis, I never thought my wife and I would be on the cusp of our first pregnancy. Fortunately, over the last 18 months, we've learned a thing or two about navigating the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process.
Being a parent with cystic fibrosis can be difficult, but a strong support system can help. By learning more about what to expect as a parent with CF, you can find new ways to balance your own health with the time it takes to care for your child.
After a double-lung transplant, I realized I needed to take care of myself to be a good mother to my son.
Many people with CF choose surrogacy or gestational carriers as a family building option. By learning more about surrogacy and its potential challenges, you can ultimately assess whether it is right for you.
Learning more about the financial, health, lifestyle, time-management, and other implications of being a parent with cystic fibrosis can help you decide if having kids is right for you.
As an adult with cystic fibrosis, becoming a foster parent seemed like a great option for me and my husband to build our family. Although fostering three kids for our first placement certainly came with its fair share of challenges, we wouldn't change it for the world.
More women with cystic fibrosis are reaching reproductive age, becoming pregnant, and delivering babies. Nutrition before and during pregnancy is essential for all women.
Because of the medications I must take as a result of my lung transplant, I thought it might be too difficult to conceive a baby through in vitro fertilization. I was wrong. I'm expecting a son in November.
Women with CF have thicker cervical
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.