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Ayodele Odutayo and Michelle Hladunewich

Patients with kidney disease are at increased maternal and fetal risk during pregnancy. In particular, glomerular-based kidney disease is overrepresented among younger patient populations and is therefore a common form of kidney disease that requires management during pregnancy. Potential untoward outcomes include progression of underlying renal dysfunction, worsening of urine protein excretion and hypertension, and untoward fetal outcomes including intrauterine growth restriction and preterm delivery. However, prognostication of an individual woman’s pregnancy-associated risk in the setting of chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains profoundly challenging, especially in the context of glomerular-based kidney disease, wherein there is often a combination of different