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One kidney= being induced

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laurajane89 Mon 29-Apr-13 17:58:37

Hi i am 36+4 weeks pregnant and i have only got one kidney so i am classed as high risk, i had an appointment with my consultant today and he said he would like me to get my midwife to book me a date to be induced because he doesnt want me to go over due. Has anyone else has this?
I have had no problems in my pregnancy so why would he want me to be induced?

lljkk Mon 29-Apr-13 18:02:36

I imagine problems are most likely in last few weeks or pregnancy; balance of risks is that baby is now sufficiently cooked that no need for you to take any more risks.

My mother had only one working kidney thru 2 pregnancies, including twins. Nobody knew until decades later, though.

They can't force you to be induced, you know. Keep asking questions until you are satisfied with the answers.

Shylepite Mon 29-Apr-13 18:12:48

My friend only has one kidney and afaik there was never any mention of induction. She had some extra monitoring during pregnancy but that was all.

MamaWren Mon 29-Apr-13 18:24:11

I have one kidney, as I was a live donor 3 years ago. I'm now pregnant with my second baby and there has never been any mention of me being high risk. I had a home birth first time and am planning the same again. I realise that my reason for having only one kidney is probably different but if you are otherwise healthy I don't see why it would make a difference. Plenty of people only have one kidney and don't even know.

laurajane89 Mon 29-Apr-13 18:28:12

I had to have my kidney removed due to an accident 5yrs ago, i use to have lots of UTI's but havent had any since being pregnant.

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