Pregnancy in cystic fibrosis: Review of the literature and expert recommendations

Raksha Jain, Traci M. Kazmerski, Lisa C. Zuckerwise, Natalie E. West, Kristina Montemayor, Moira L. Aitken, Edith Cheng, Andrea H. Roe, Alexandra Wilson, Caitlin Mann, Sigrid Ladores, Jacqui Sjoberg, Madeline Poranski, Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) was historically a disease largely afflicting children. Due to therapeutic advancements, there are now more adults with CF than children. In the past decade, medications including Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) modulators became available that treat the underlying cause of CF and are dramatically improving lung function as well as quality and quantity of life for people with CF. As a result, more women with CF are becoming pregnant. We gathered a panel of experts in CF care, family planning, high risk obstetrics, nutrition, genetics and women with CF to review current literature on pregnancies and to provide care recommendations for this unique population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-395
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cystic Fibrosis
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2022


  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Family planning
  • Fertility
  • Parenthood
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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