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The Effects of Renal Disease in Pregnancy

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Caring for patients with renal disease in pregnancy is becoming an increasingly important aspect of midwifery care. By taking an interprofessional approach, adequate and timely monitoring can be offered to ensure the safety of both the mother and the developing fetus.

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Caring for patients with renal disease in pregnancy is becoming an increasingly important aspect of midwifery care. Current estimates suggest that chronic kidney disease affects about 3% of pregnant women in high-income countries, with predictions that this percentage is likely to rise in the future alongside increasing maternal age and obesity. Depending on the severity of the disease, routine antenatal care may need to be coordinated with specialist renal care. By taking an interprofessional approach, adequate and timely monitoring can be offered to ensure the safety of both the mother and the developing fetus.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Lexie Maddox
29 Nov 2021
This article was well written and to the point! I was extremely helpful in helping to identify gaps in care for pregnant women experiencing kidney disease or kidney problems related to pregnancy!
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Chi
18 Dec 2021
Informative, well written.
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Diny Bentley
17 Nov 2021
Great information
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Steven Kliese
20 Nov 2021
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Renee Brill
19 Apr 2022
Knowledgeable and easy to read and understand
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Nicola Lee
23 Mar 2022
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Angela Olsen
29 Nov 2021
Quick and informative
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Rachel Tabib
18 Apr 2022
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Thushara Joseph
15 May 2022
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22 Nov 2021
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