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Pregnancy in Cystic Fibrosis: Review of the Literature and Expert Recommendations
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  • Raksha Jain,
  • Traci Kazmerski,
  • Lisa Zuckerwise,
  • Natalie West,
  • Kristina Montemayor,
  • Moira Aitken,
  • Edith Cheng,
  • Andrea Roe,
  • Alexandra Wilson,
  • Caitlin Mann,
  • Sigrid Ladores,
  • Jacqui Sjoberg,
  • Jennifer Taylor-Cousar
Raksha Jain
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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Traci Kazmerski
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Lisa Zuckerwise
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Natalie West
Johns Hopkins University
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Kristina Montemayor
Johns Hopkins University
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Moira Aitken
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Edith Cheng
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Andrea Roe
University of Pennsylvania
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Alexandra Wilson
National Jewish Health
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Caitlin Mann
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Sigrid Ladores
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Jacqui Sjoberg
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Jennifer Taylor-Cousar
National Jewish Health Department of Medicine
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Abstract

Cystic fibrosis (CF) was historically a disease largely afflicting children. Due to therapeutic advancement, there are now more adults with CF than children. In the past decade, medications became available that treat the underlying cause of CF and are dramatically improving lung function as well as quality and quantity of life for people with CF. As a result, more women with CF are having babies. We gathered a panel of experts in CF care, family planning, high risk obstetrics, nutrition, genetics and women with CF to review current literature on pregnancies and to provide care recommendations for this unique population.