Please speak to your care team for advice on trying for a baby, contraception or HRT
- If you are a woman of childbearing age, you may be able to get pregnant after having a lung transplant
- 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 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 lung 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
Looking for contraception or HRT advice?
If you have any questions about contraception or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), please speak to your lung transplant team.
Discuss your options with your lung 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 lung transplant team know as soon as possible.