People with Cystic Fibrosis are living longer healthier lives than ever before. As a result, pregnancy and parenthood have become exciting realities for many individuals with CF.
There are some unique challenges to be faced, but thanks to advances in reproductive technology an increasing number of people with CF are able to start a family.
Most men with CF are infertile due to the vas deferens being blocked or absent, but conception can be achieved through assisted reproduction technology.
Women with CF are often able to conceive naturally, however it may take longer to become pregnant due to thicker vaginal mucus making it difficult for the sperm to fertilise the egg.
Pregnancy offers some challenges to women with CF, and if you are considering starting a family then you should discuss it in depth with your CF team.