Will my partner's chemotherapy affect my pregnancy?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 14, 2017
A fellow caregiver asked...

My partner finished chemotherapy about five months ago due to testicular cancer and I have fallen pregnant. I really need to know if it is safe, and the babe will be ok. If I proceed with this pregnancy or if the risk is too high? many thanks.

Expert Answers

Linda Ackerman, R.N. has clinical experience in oncology, women's health, and medical nursing. She has been practicing for more than 20 years and is a licensed registered nurse in both Florida and Wisconsin. In addition, she serves as a board member of Breast Cancer Recovery and the Wisconsin Cancer Council.

I would encourage you and your partner to speak to your partner's oncologist and to consult with an obstetrician that has experience with this type of situation.

Your situation is unique and gaining knowledge from both your partner's oncologist and an obstetrician would be important in understanding all the necessary facts regarding this pregnancy.