The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has today launched its brand new resource to help people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their partners make informed decisions when thinking about starting a family.
Michelle Rostant-Bell, Information Manager at the Trust, said: “As people with CF continue to live longer and healthier lives, many are choosing to have their own families. We have spoken to men and women with the condition, and their partners, to understand what information they need to support their family planning decisions.
“These conversations highlighted a need for non-judgemental, factual information about fertility, pregnancy and parenthood. This information is designed to be supplemental to consultation with the individual’s specialist CF team, which of course will be the first port of call for anyone wanting to start a family.”
The booklet, called ‘Thinking of starting a family? A guide for adults with cystic fibrosis and their partners’, combines expert advice from clinicians with real-life case studies to demonstrate a range of views and experiences.
If you need any more information about the issues around fertility, contact your specialist CF team. For more information from the Trust, or if you need someone to talk to, contact the helpline.