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Caring for patients with renal disease in pregnancy is becoming an increasingly important aspect of midwifery care. Current estimates suggest that chronic kidney disease affects about 3% of pregnant women in high-income countries, with predictions that this percentage is likely to rise in the future alongside increasing maternal age and obesity. Depending on the severity of the disease, routine antenatal care may need to be coordinated with specialist renal care. By taking an interprofessional approach, adequate and timely monitoring can be offered to ensure the safety of both the mother and the developing fetus.