Considering 2nd adoption
We adopted a baby last year through the foster care system. Our sons biological parents are pregnant again. They asked us if we want to adopt the second one. I am 39 with cf. I work full time college professor and have my own fitness business. I am torn on the second child. I don't know how much harder is 2 vs 1 will be? We got our son at 6 months so he was sleeping 12 hours per night. Sleep is a big thing for me and getting sick. For those who have two can you share? I would be able to take maternity leave for six weeks and I am off from May to August. Sore torn??? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - November 25, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: phutton Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

NSAIDs inhibit ovulation
I think this is worth posting in the Pregnancy forum, as people with CF are often put on a regimen of Ibuprofen. It was not one of the three NSAIDs tested, but it's perhaps relevant nonetheless, especially at the CF dose. And even for CFers not trying to conceive, this may help understand your cycle and it's relationship to your meds (as well as things like weight, stress, and infection). http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/846552 "The women were assigned to one of four treatment regimens: diclofenac 100 mg/day, naproxen 500 mg twice daily, etoricoxib 90 mg/day, or placebo.... 'All control patients on placebo ovulat...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - November 17, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Melissa75 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Orkambi and Pregnancy
Anyone here that is taking Orkambi and trying to get/is pregnant?? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - September 21, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Callista15 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Help with constipation
I've been using MiraLAX once a day and still pretty blocked and hard stools, is anybody else using something different I'm only going like once or twice a week. I'm so bloated and uncomfortable. I need some other methods thanks (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - September 6, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: missmary083 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

My baby is here!
jane newborn.jpg Jane Caterina August 24, 2015 6 lb 7 oz Delivery went smoothly and I'm recovering nicely. We're home now and doing well. Now I'm just trying to eat like crazy so I can keep my weight up so I can continue to breastfeed. Attached Images jane newborn.jpg (92.7 KB) (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - August 30, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Meg73 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Is there any fb pages for mom's
Hi just wondering if there is any pages or groups for cf mom's!! I have an 11 yr old and 12wks with #2. Thanks :) (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - July 30, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: missmary083 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

twins
Hi ladies. Just wondering is there any females with cf that had twins. How was the pregnancy for you? Feedback would be really appreciated. I'm so excited but also so anxious and worried about a lot a things. Thank you in advance :-) (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - July 9, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: alfie Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

First time poster w/question about isci and semen
hi i have cf diagnosed at 6 and i got married 2 years ago and i had a semen analysis recently and it came back they found no sperm but that was the usual pale colour, sometimes though theres a lot more more and its like very cloudy, is it possible that the difference is that there is some sperm in this one? and maybe i should test again and hope for that kind? (Sorry to be so descriptive but really want to know) also we have thought about ivf but we don't like the idea of embryos being destroyed is there A) a way to only make enough for that one trial and not have any made to destroy? B) i heard about isci is this a viab...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - June 29, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mikeymike Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

medications while pregnant
Hey. I am 8 weeks pregnant and thankfully am feeling great. I'm a bit anxious about medication. I'm taking 500 mg of zitromax per day and am wondering Has anyone else taken zitromax throughout their pregnancy. My gp said it was fine and I trust her but just need reassurance. I am also taking vitamin d, adek, hypertonic saline. Any feedback would be really appreciated. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - June 5, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: alfie Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

2nd pregnancy
Hello everyone. I hope to get a lot of replies to this. I am a proud parent of a two year non-cf little boy and I couldn't be happier. However I would love to have another baby. It took me almost two years of not being cautious to get pregnant and pregnancy was tough towards the end but I wasn't in the best health to begin with (80% lung functions and under weight only weigh 108) my question is did anyone have a harder time getting pregnant their second time or did they experience pretty much the same thing the second go around. I am currently thinking about having another child but kinda wanted to know if I should prepare...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - April 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Brittani Nicole Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Iui
I'd like to get some feedback from anyone that has gone through IUI with femara or injectables and had success. My husband and I have been struggling with infertility for over 3 years now. Not only is my CF an issue, but he also has mild male factor. We did 2 IUIs in 2013 that were unsuccessful and sought a 2nd opinion and at that time was told that IVF w/ICSI was the way to go. Well, turns out, unless I can find an IVF clinic that will do the retrieval in an OR, IVF will not be an option for us. Anesthesiologists from two clinics are not comfortable with placing me under the anesthesia. Now we are being told that IUI will...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - March 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: amber_cf85 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

IVF Process
Quote: Originally Posted by slugo21 what processes did you have to go through and where did you get your ivf done at? Slugo, I hope you don't mind but I turned your private message into a post. This is so other people with similar experiences can chime in. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - March 5, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ethan508 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

UF Shands for IVF
Hello!! My husband and I just received news last week that the fertility clinic we were working with cannot help us achieve pregnancy. Their anesthesiologist is not comfortable with me having the procedure in their office due to them being an outpatient clinic. They suggested I check out USF (University of South Florida) - However, because I am a patient with the CF clinic at Shands UF, I decided to give them a call to see if they would set up a consult with me. My appointment is on March 11th. Is there anyone out there in Florida who has gone through Shands UF Womens Clinic Spring Hill? I'd love some feedback as my husba...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - March 1, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: amber_cf85 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

New remote maternal monitoring system - Sense4Baby,Europe
New system has launching for maternity purpose.Recently Mobile interoperability leader AirStrip and Telenatal launched "Sense4Baby" wireless fetal monitoring system.It is launched in 13 European countries.It is used to perform remote maternal and fetal monitoring including for high-risk pregnancies.It already received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration by medical professionals. Source: (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - February 6, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: emilymainzer Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

New Baby and speculation on CF
Good Morning, I have a few questions. My grandson has CF and he is 2 1/2. My daughter just had baby #2 and we have already started to worry and speculate about whether he will have CF also? What should we look for at this stage? He is 4 days old. I know weight, but we have no way to weigh right now till he goes to dr on Saturday. He eats great....she is breastfeeding. It's hard to tell from stool....it looks like what it should from a breastfeeding baby. We have licked him...LOL, but no salty taste. Would you necessarily taste the saltiness this soon? Any ideas would be appreciated. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - December 5, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: mom25kids Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

symptoms of early pregnency for cf ppl???
Hi my name is Katrina, I am 20 years old I haven't had a period since August 30 and it lasted through Sept 3. I was suppose to have a period Oct 19 but my bf and I did it on the 18th so I didnt have my period. I have nausea, headache, back pain and I think implantation bleeding. I don't have sore boobs or vomiting. I was wandering if anyone else who was pregnant didn't have sore boobs or vomit.. I plan to get tested to see if I am pregnant today. Please let me know what yall think etc! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - November 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kat Jewel Hoffmann Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Can I have kids?
I am 20 and my bf and I want kids but not right now. I have cf and I don't know if I can have kids.. I don't know if there is a way to tell if I can or not. If anyone has any good news for me that would be great. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - November 2, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kat Jewel Hoffmann Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

CF and Children
Hello, I am 25 yrs. old and I have been thinking of weather I should or should not have children. I want some input on how it is like raising children while also fighting Cystic Fibrosis. Although I definitely want children, I don't want to feel like I'm being selfish. My main concern is not having the energy or getting too sick at some point where I wont be able to care for my child as I should or would like to. My boyfriend and I have talked about it several times and he is always very supportive. He tells me that if I want children we'll make it happen even if we have to adopt, and if I decide I don't want children he ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - October 30, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Naydib Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Pregancy and Serious GI Issuses
I am the mom of a very beautiful 26 year old with CF. All of her life she has had really good lung function so that is not an issue however in the past 7 or 8 years she has experienced severe GI issues. I know that she wants to have a baby at some point so my question for any of you out there who may have some of these same issues is were you able to get pregnant and how did the pregnancy go - was there any severe issues while pregnant??? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - September 19, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: TerriC Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Words of hope? Please
First let me say I know I am incredibly lucky. I am the proud mother of two healthy boys (3yrs and 17 months). My husband and I are, obviously at least carriers or I wouldn't even be seeking advice here. I found out I was a carrier for CF when I was 10 weeks pregnant with my first son in 2010 I tested positive for delta F508. My husband was subsequently tested and he's also a carrier for a different (and much less common) mutation though I don't remember which. We didn't do any prenatal (amnio,cvs) with our first baby. My pregnancy was difficult and scary as at 29 weeks I had a partial placental abruption and was on bed re...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - September 3, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: lexi0408 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Florida institute to provide funds for Powers Medical Devices
One of the famous institute Florida providing funds between $50,000 - $300,000 in seed funding to qualified companies.Funding may be provided either as debt or equity.They are going to get some powerful devices where they are facing issues with babies who are born prematurely.FDA cleared and encouraging the process. Source: (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - August 13, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: emilymainzer Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Mucinex Dosage
What did you guys take as far as the dosage and how often? I see that there are 1200 mg, 600 mg and 400 mg tablets and wasn't sure what I should be taking and how often? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - August 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: KEC1984 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Drugs During Pregnancy
I'm sure this answer is here somewhere but what drugs are allowed and not allowed during pregnancy. I am currently on TOBI Podhaler and alternating that with cayston. I also take Pulmozyme, albuterol and hypertonic saline, as well as azithromycin (500 mg 3x/week), symbicort, flonase. Any info would be appreciated. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - August 3, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: KEC1984 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Pain in belly during pt
Anyone ever have bad pain in their lower pregnant belly while vesting or coughing? If so, did anything help? It seems similar to what people describe as round ligament pain. This is my 3rd pregnancy so I'm thinking perhaps things are just more 'stretched' out? I remember having occasional episodes of pain during coughing or vesting with previous pregnancies, like a sudden twinge that comes and goes. But nothing like this. This is the same spot every day, and if it begins during a pt session its not going away. Also if I lie down a certain way and cough, I'll get the pain. I'm wondering if its just going to be like this ti...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - August 2, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: mamaScarlett Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Effectiveness of IVF -- In regards to a Male CFer and female non-CF
Hello, My boyfriend, Dylan, has CF. We have already been told by a urologist that about 75% of his vas deferens are missing, but have yet to have any more tests done to see if I am a carrier yet. We are not prepared to have children yet, I was just curious how effectively IVF has worked for other people in our situation. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - July 28, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: cfgf0417 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Need advice. Big time.
I have recently moved to stage three of liver disease after having a fatty liver most of life. I have been pregnant before a little over a year ago and gave birth to healthy baby boy conceived naturally. I had no liver complications during pregnancy and didn't have complications until a year after birth. I know am almost a month late but still getting negative pregnancy tests. Not sure if they are false and have an appointment with my GYN coming up. Just wanted to know if anyone has any experience with this same issue. Also if anyone has any experience being pregnant while in stage three. Thank you and hope to get some adv...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - July 16, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Brittani Nicole Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Various Factors of Infertility
There many Factors of Infertility. 1. bleed extremely heavily or lightly 2. either underweight or overweight 3. three successive miscarriages 4. you or your partner have any chronic illnesses, like diabetes, thyroid problems, or hypertension 5. you or your partner smoke or drink alcohol : smoking and drinking while trying to get pregnant is also a problem. 6. you or your partner have a history of STDs (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - June 17, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: alessialea750 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

How long to try to conceive before pushing for action
We have been trying to conceive for six months now. I have been using OPKs and timing intercourse the whole time, as well as using mucinex and preseed consistently, to no avail. My cervical mucus at the time of ovulation is thick, like a glob of rubber cement. My cycle is otherwise normal, my weight is healthy, etc. My lungs are really good…my issues are mostly GI and sinus stuff. CF doc is good with a pregnancy. I am late 20’s, so no one seems concerned about this length of time. I know 6 months is very, so in some ways my brain tells me to suck it up and keep trying. I am not yet upset that it hasn’t happened. Six mo...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - June 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: cf23 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Breastfeeding - tobi or cayston?
I posted this on the adult forum too - hoping to get some advice! I just had my baby last week, and I am breastfeeding. I had avoided using Tobi during my pregnancy, but now I would like to start back on it. Has anyone used Tobi (or Tobi podhaler) while breastfeeding? Would you recommend Tobi or Cayston (I've never used Cayston but willing to try it.) Thank you! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - May 30, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: liveitup Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Lung function during pregnancy
Hello everyone this is my first post here. I've found lots of info here and now would like to ask for some help. My wife and I have been together for over 5 years now and she happens to be the lucky one to have CF. We have a 2 year old son and when we were blessed to find out we were having a baby, lung function was about as high as could be. This time however, I think we are about 15-20% off of peak lung function. For anyone else who has CF and has been blessed with a baby, is it possible to increase lung function during this early time of pregnancy? With our son, everything went as smooth as can be with only 1 hospital s...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - April 17, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: jms44 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

IVF - CF Female
Hi all, I am a CF female who is on the wait list to go through IVF. Just wondering if anything differs from the normal IVF process due to CF? The doctor I have been seeing does not seem to know anything about CF. Thanks (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - March 16, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: carmenNZ Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

TEENAGE PREGNANCY or ADULT PREGNANCY?
Which one is the bigger epidemic really? Teenagers having unwanted pregnancys or adults having unwanted pregnancys? I kind of feel that adult unwanted pregnancy maybe a bigger problems then teenagers pregnancy. I think that grown people probably end up with more issue then teenagers do. DNA testing, alimony ect. I think that teenage pregnancy is more publized. Just because you're a "grown adult" doesn't mean you're any better off. Thoughts? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - February 24, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ophelia Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Cord Blood Banking
Has anyone done private or donated cord blood? It's so expensive to do private! I am trying to make a decision on what to do...thanks for any input! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - February 15, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: liveitup Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Antibiotics and birth control
Hi All, I know antibiotics can interfere with birth control and make it less effective and even fail. But I am just wondering which antibiotics exactly do this and to what extent? Is it inhaled such as Tobi (taken every other month) or the pill antibiotics such as azithromycin ( I take 3 times a week)? I always want to be safe in preventing pregnancy but this worries me. Thanks for your feed back! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - February 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jriet Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

I want kids and I'm 18
I go through these "I want a kid" obsessions every now and then. But I was reading that CF Males may not be able to make a baby, why is this? What makes cf males unable to make a baby? What are the chances of my kid having cf if my wife does and does not carry the gene (both situations)? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - February 4, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Enzo2311 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Curious about Prenatal Testing for CF
I just found out I am pregnant. I have two children already, oldest without CF and youngest with CF. There was no history of CF in our families so I as never had any testing done. I know that you can have the fetus tested to see if they will have CF. I was hoping to find someone who may have had tests done while they were pregnant that might have some advice on what to expect and what their experience was like. Thanks (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - February 3, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kristina786 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Failed Frozen Embryo Transfer few questions any help appreciated
Hi All I hope this finds you all well. I have posted before but i'll update to bring you up to speed!! We did a fresh IVF cycle back in June and that failed. We had a break for a while and in November just gone we did a frozen embryo transfer. All was going well our first blood test 9th December was positive, 2nd blood test 13 December positive! We live in France and went home to Ireland for Christmas and I bled over Christmas had an early miscarriage! We really thought it would all go well and we were so happy!! I got my period , first period after the miscarriage 2 weeks later! Nearly finished it!! I felt awful whe...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - January 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: laneyb Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Breastfeeding?
Hello, I have cf, my son is 7 months and I have breastfed him with formula supplement (not very much comes out when I pump). My question is how many cfers have breastfed? how long? also my baby has constipation issues (he tested negative for cf and is not even a carrier) and was wondering if it could be my milk? I also have problems gaining weight, I only gained 8lbs while pregnant and lost 15lbs after the baby. Any advice? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - November 25, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jakesgirl05 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

IUI Sucess on 1st try?
My Husband and I have just finished our testing with our RE and he has suggested IUI as a treatment plan. We've been ttc for 2 years now and he has low morphology and of course with my CF, I have thick cm. We'll start our 1st IUI cycle next month. Has anyone done IUI with success on the 1st try? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - October 27, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ambermarie03 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

How many pounds should i gain during pregnancy?
Experts from all over the world advise women with a healthy BMI *– 18.5 to 24.9 – to gain between 25 and 35 pounds.If you are overweight, it's recommended you gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end of your pregnancy period,at a rate of approximately 2 to 3 pounds per month,mostly in your second and third trimesters. hc scale is a need of your business (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - October 25, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: jousha22 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Pregnant! Now what?
Hi all. Here is a little about me. I am 34 years old and have been married for over 12 years. We have 2 adopted children. My FEV is 108% and am thankfully very healthy. We had done IVF in the past which resulted in an early m/c and ectopic pregnancy (gave up on that 6 + years ago!) We decided to give IVF one last try this year. We went to a new doctor and did PGD testing this time. I will be 5 weeks tomorrow, and I am terrified! (Excited, thankful, and terrified! Mostly because of how my previous pregnancies ended.) So I have questions! I have been taking Tobi Pod and Pro Air...Has anyone taken these during pregnancy? ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - October 13, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: liveitup Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

C section v natural birth
Hi All I am 8 weeks pregnant with my second child and am 31 years old with an average FEV1 of 70%. My CF team have told me that all their pregnant CF ladies get delivered by C section. I am not very happy about this as I really wanted a natural delivery. I had a child 10 years ago and had a natural delivery then, and there were no problems with my lungs. Then my FEV1 was about 80%. But I had that child at a different CF centre. I read up on the net and was surprised to see that lots of CF ladies said they had been advised AGAINST a C section because of increased recovery time and strain on the stitches when coughing... ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - September 23, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: dtc1982 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

going to start trying for real in a year.
hi guys! me and my husband got married over 2 months ago. We have been talking about having a baby for a while now after we've been married a year or so. I am pretty baby crazy and he has gotten that way also, although not as much as me he points them out wherever we go. I already know we are not going to be able to conceive naturally without some form of medical help because we don't use protection/birth control etc. We've been together 3 + years. I know cervical mucus is a huge issue among CFers and i know mine is thick from previous paps. Should i start to see medical help like going to fertility dr or whatnot right now...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - September 10, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: falloutboygurl16 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

is home birth even an option?
Hello all, I read post frequently on this forum but have never posted myself. I am a young lady who has was diagnosed with CF from birth. I am not pregnant but wanting to know my options as I hope to have a family sooner than later. When and if I do get the chance to carry a child of my own, I would like a 100% normal/natural birth ideally in the comfort of my home. However, I know in TN (where I call home) it is against the law for a midwife to deliver a baby at home for a high-risk pregnancy. I was very sad to find this out and i'm trying to be positive but it is difficult not being sure what my options really are. SO. l...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - September 8, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ms.rowan Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Iui
Has anyone tried IUI? My husband and I have been TTC for 2 years now with no luck. I saw a reproductive endocrinologist and they suggested we try IUI. My husband is not a carrier of the CF gene (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - August 10, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ambermarie03 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

pregnancy after tx
Has anyone on here gotten pregnant after a tx? I know people have, just wondering if any of them are on this forum. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - July 30, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: musclemania70 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Friends announcing pregnancy
I'm 33, so it's not surprise that a lot of my girlfriends are announcing their first pregnancies. My! I wasn't prepared for this....so much to process. Along with the usual stuff of... "my friend is pregnant. Oh my god. My friend is pregnant. Trying to process" and "crap, now I want one!" I was at a picnic yesterday and I found out 2 of my good friends are pregnant. I'm ecstatic for them! But....starting to think about myself, having CF, the possibility of babies, so many emotions. Will I or won't I? And maybe it's not up to me. All and all, it's nothing but good stuff, but I wasn't prepared for the ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - July 29, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: welshwitch Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Tummy problems!
Just wondering if people out there are the same as me and are having/had children? Im only 17 so no plans yet but i just like to know these things for future! :p My lungs are resonably good and iv only had IV antibiotics once so from that side of things I think iv a good chance of hopefully having kids in the future but my cf has caused me to have a really enlarged spleen and I wonder if there will be any room for a baby and also if all the pressure etc could damage my spleen :( Have any of you guys had a similar experience and what have your doctors said? Thanks so much :) x (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - July 22, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jellybaby Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Trying to concieve help please
Hi I'm Kim and just wondering about conceiving. My husband and I have been trying a year ( even though I got sick for 3 months) and I used suggestions from the cf form using preseed and musinex during ovulation. It has yet to work. I'm looking into fertility treatment but besides taking vitamins and using preseed and musinex is there anything else that might give me better chance of conceiving naturally with out having to go thru and pay for iui or ivf and all fertility treatment. I get poked and tested enough with cf it would be nice to pass all this but it is what it is. Any suggestions is appreciated. (Source: Cystic Fi...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - July 11, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kxray328 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Pre-term Labor and CF
Hello, I had some questions for the CF moms out there who may have experienced this. I am 24 weeks and had an OB appt today. I mentioned that I had been having some cramping, and honestly, I really didn't think to mention it as I have been cramping the whole pregnancy and have been told up to this point that it is normal. She checked my cervical length, and it was 24mm. I guess the normal for this gestational age is 35-40 weeks. I've been told to drink plenty of water, "take it easy" and follow up in a week to check again. From what I can find, anything under 25 at this stage is a higher risk for pre-term labor...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - July 11, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: jrotier Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums