Perspectives on pregnancy in women with chronic kidney disease: systematic review of qualitative studies.

@article{Tong2015PerspectivesOP,
  title={Perspectives on pregnancy in women with chronic kidney disease: systematic review of qualitative studies.},
  author={Allison Tong and Shilpa Jesudason and Jonathan C Craig and Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={652-61}
}
BACKGROUND Achieving parenthood in women with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is challenging due to reduced fertility and the risk of adverse outcomes. We aimed to describe women's perspectives of pregnancy in CKD. METHODS Electronic databases were searched to April 2014. Studies were synthesized thematically. RESULTS From 15 studies (n = 257) we identified seven themes. 'Pursuing motherhood' was fulfilling an innate or social desire to have a child. 'Failure to fulfill social norms' of being… CONTINUE READING
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