Living with Porphyria
What about pregnancy?
The risk of problems arising during pregnancy is also relatively minor and the symptoms can be easily managed. Every patient with porphyria should wear or carry with them some type of identification such as a Medic-Alert bracelet indicating the fact that they may be at risk for porphyria. Rather than concealing the fact, they should also ensure that their close family and friends know about their condition. The individual patient should make a point of becoming as knowledgeable as possible about their disease and their health.
Source: This information originally appeared in a booklet written for the Canadian Porphyria Foundation: A Guide to Porphyria (1991) by Dr. Barry A. Tobe, MD, Ph.D, FRCP(C), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The content has been updated by Dr. Brian M. Gilfix, MDCM, PhD, FRCPC, DABCC, FACB on 22/03/2015.
Last Updated: 22/March/2015