I am 43 years old and want to have another baby. I have had a kidney removed and I’m concerned about being able to carry full term.

I am 43 years old and my husband would like another child, but is concerned for my safety and that of the baby.

Answers from doctors (3)


South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

Published on Jul 15, 2015

While the concern about your kidney function is appropriate , the question is at 43 , your ability to have a successful pregnancy is 5% or less . You need to have a realistic discussion other your doctor before proceeding. A perinatal specialist also needs to see you

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Answered by South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

While the concern about your kidney function is appropriate , the question is at 43 , your ability to have a successful pregnancy is 5% or less . You need to have a realistic discussion other your doctor before proceeding. A perinatal specialist also needs to see you

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cleveland Clinic

Published on Jul 15, 2015

Normally by the age of 43 a woman's egg production is coming to an end and the chances of getting pregnant are not that encouraging.
We usually recommend an egg donor for couples at this age.

The kidney issue depends on why you have only one. If you donated one and the other is health that would be the best situation.

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Answered by Cleveland Clinic

Normally by the age of 43 a woman's egg production is coming to an end and the chances of getting pregnant are not that encouraging.
We usually recommend an egg donor for couples at this age.

The kidney issue depends on why you have only one. If you donated one and the other is health that would be the best situation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Pregnancy is possible for you but would be high risk As a result of your age and having one kidney you would be at higher risk of developing complications of pregnancy and would be at risk of preterm delivery.

Answered by A Personal Choice Tubal Reversal (View Profile)

Pregnancy is possible for you but would be high risk As a result of your age and having one kidney you would be at higher risk of developing complications of pregnancy and would be at risk of preterm delivery.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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