Pregnancy in the Kidney Transplant Recipient

  • Luis A. Cibils
  • Joan K. Stuart
  • Frank P. Stuart
Part of the Clinical Perspectives in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (CPOG)


The pituitary-ovarian function appears to be seriously altered in the patient with severe renal insufficiency requiring a renal transplant. The reasons for this dysfunction are not clearly understood. However, it is not difficult to imagine that minor disturbances may occur in the many marvelously coordinated physiologic processes preparing the woman for conception when an organ of such importance as the kidney does not fulfill its function adequately. One manifestation of that dysfunction is the relatively common occurrence of amenorrhea often rapidly corrected after a successful transplant operation.1


Renal Transplant Obstet Gynecol Renal Allograft Fetal Heart Rate Rejection Episode 
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  • Luis A. Cibils
  • Joan K. Stuart
  • Frank P. Stuart

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