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About the Clinic

The team at the Women’s Kidney Health Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to guiding and supporting women with kidney disease, whether they are already pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or need long-term kidney care due to past issues like preeclampsia or high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Our multidisciplinary team includes highly skilled specialists in women’s health, each bringing unique expertise to address the complexities of kidney health and reproductive wellness. This includes specialists in maternal fetal medicine, also known as high-risk obstetricians, who specialize in managing pregnancies complicated by medical conditions like kidney disease. Our nephrology experts focus on optimizing kidney function and managing related health concerns, ensuring the best possible results for both mother and baby. Additionally, our team includes specialists in infertility, kidney genetics, endocrinology, cardiology, and nursing.

Services We Provide

We offer a comprehensive range of services designed to support women at every stage of their kidney disease journey while addressing their family planning needs. Our experienced team provides personalized consultation and long-term kidney care for women with varying stages and causes of kidney disease.

For patients who have experienced complications during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia or high blood pressure, we offer specialized ongoing care aimed at improving cardiovascular and kidney health for the long term. Our approach is focused on proactive management and tailored interventions to address the specific challenges associated with kidney disease and pregnancy-related complications.

As part of our comprehensive approach to supporting patients with kidney problems and family planning, we provide the following services:

  • Preconception counseling that is customized to patients with kidney disease, focusing on a thorough understanding of the risks associated with pregnancy in the context of your kidney health history. We work closely with you to assess your readiness for pregnancy, discuss potential challenges, and determine the best timing for conception to optimize outcomes for both you and your baby.
  • Contraceptive counseling for patients considering delaying pregnancy until after receiving further kidney disease treatments or stabilizing their condition. Our team provides information about various contraceptive options and their suitability based on your health status.
  • Optimization of medications before conception for conditions like glomerular disease or autoimmune kidney diseases. Our goal is to ensure that your medication routine is safe, effective, and compatible with your reproductive goals, minimizing potential risks during pregnancy.
  • Effective management of blood pressure before, during, and after pregnancy. Our team implements evidence-based strategies to monitor and control blood pressure levels, reducing the risk of complications and promoting overall cardiovascular and kidney health.