Decision making about reproduction and pregnancy by women with cystic fibrosis

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2009 Nov;70(11):639-43. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2009.70.11.45053.


With significant improvements in longevity, women with cystic fibrosis are increasingly likely to consider pregnancy and parenthood. This article reviews the literature relating to medical and psychosocial research that informs the decision-making process these women undertake.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cystic Fibrosis / genetics
  • Cystic Fibrosis / psychology*
  • Decision Making*
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Postpartum Period / psychology
  • Pregnancy / psychology*
  • Pregnancy Complications / genetics
  • Pregnancy Complications / psychology*
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Risk Factors