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New Resource for Family Planning

Consistent with their mission “to provide all people living with cystic fibrosis the opportunity to leave full, productive lives,” CFF has launched a new section on their web site titled Family Planning and Parenting With CF. The section is introduced with the following statement:

As an adult with cystic fibrosis who is thinking about starting a family, there are many considerations related to your health, fertility, finances, and what life will be like as a parent. You can make an informed decision by learning more about the different family building options and what parenting with CF could entail.

The information offered in the this new resource is presented in four topic areas, each with four component articles. The sections, with their related descriptions, are:

  • Making Your Family Planning Decisions – Deciding to have a child when you have cystic fibrosis requires a great deal of planning. Fortunately, addressing some key questions can help you navigate the family planning process.
  • Pregnancy and CF – Although most women with cystic fibrosis are able to become pregnant, there are still many factors to consider. Before you decide to pursue pregnancy, it is important to understand the key implications.
  • Alternative Ways to Build a Family – As a person with cystic fibrosis, you may be interested in pursuing other family building options besides pregnancy. By learning more about the different ways that you can have children, you can ultimately find the best method for you.
  • Parenting as an Adult With CF – Parenting as an adult with cystic fibrosis can be a difficult balancing act. By learning more about parenting with CF and its potential challenges, you can ultimately find the best tips and strategies to be the parent you want to be.

These new resources are not only an extension of the CFF mission statement, they are also a reflection of the success the Foundation has fostered in extending the life expectations for the CF community.

A link to this new section has been added to our Information Resources, Life with CF section under the General Information heading.

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