I was just wondering if anyone here had nephrotic range proteinuria prior to pregnancy? I am not pregnant, but am really hoping to try in the next year or so. I recently found out that I have IgA nephropathy, but I do have 100% kidney function at this point in time. At my first and only 24 hour urine collection, I passed over 4 grams of protein. My nephrologist has me on Lisinopril to help reduce the proteinuria, but we don't know if I'm treatable yet or not. I guess it can go either way. He says I can have a baby, but between the IgA Nephropathy and chronic high blood pressure, which may or may not be caused from my weight (trying to lose some before pregnancy) or the kidney disease itself, I will be very high-risk and must be monitored closely. I was just wondering if there's anywhere out there who also had such a high level of protein in their urine prior to getting pregnant and how things turned out. I would also love to hear from anyone else who has IgA Nephropathy or another form of chronic kidney disease. Do you still have the same level of kidney function or did pregnancy take a huge toll on your kidneys?
Thanks in advance.