Patients often have many questions after a transplant including parenthood and pregnancy. The first successful pregnancy in a kidney transplant patient led to the birth of a baby boy in March 1958 just a few years after the first successful kidney transplant. The mother had received her kidney from her identical twin sister. Since 1958, thousands of women with transplants have had successful pregnancies. The majority of the women have received kidney transplants, but there have also been many mothers with pancreas, liver, heart, lung and even some with small bowel transplants.
The Parenthood After Transplantation guide addresses the most common questions transplant recipients have about pregnancy after transplantation.