Family planning

Please speak to your care team for advice on trying for a baby, contraception or HRT

Key points

  • You can try for a baby after a kidney transplant
  • Your fertility is likely to improve
  • You should wait a year before trying for a baby
  • For you and your baby’s safety, it’s essential that you speak to your kidney transplant team before planning a family as your transplant medicines may need to change
  • For contraception or HRT advice, please speak to your care team

Starting a family after a kidney transplant

If you are a woman of childbearing age you’re likely to find that your fertility improves after a transplant. Male fertility usually improves, too.

For your baby's safety, your medicines may need to change.

Answers to common questions

Discuss your options with your kidney transplant team

It’s crucial that you speak to your transplant team if you’re planning a baby as they can give you specific advice. If you do become pregnant, please let your kidney transplant team know as soon as possible.

Looking for contraception or HRT advice?

If you have any questions about contraception or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), please speak to your kidney transplant team.

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