ISN Patient Liaison Advisory Group Member Discusses Parenthood With Kidney Diseases in the Latest “Nuances in Nephrology” Webinar Series
Fiona Loud, policy director at Kidney Care UK and member of the ISN Patient Liaison Advisory Group, was a key speaker at the ISN webinar, “Nuances in Nephrology: Parenthood With Advanced Kidney Disease or Transplantation,” held in October.
Liz Lightstone, ISN Executive Committee member whose research focuses on pregnancy in women with kidney disease, joined Ms. Loud to discuss the barriers and anxieties that often prevent men and women with kidney disease from pursuing parenthood. The webinar was moderated by Vincent Lee.
Despite improvements in obstetrical and perinatal care and advances in the understanding of risks related to pregnancy, people living with kidney disease still face many obstacles when considering parenthood and rarely find the support they need when planning pregnancy.
The webinar is part of a series of educational activities organized by the ISN based on the article “Parenthood with Kidney Failure: Answering Questions Patients Ask About Pregnancy,” published in Kidney International Reports earlier this year. The article helps nephrologists to guide patients in planning for parenthood.