Quoting ~Hemidoll~:“ Hi, I was born with one kidney smaller then another, I'm not even sure it functions correctly or at all, ... [snip!] ... having a kid eventually and not sure how my body would handle it with only 1 kidney, does any one have any advice?”
You'll be fine.
That was one of those things I had to google and hold my breath for.
You just make sure you are overly anal with them and remind them of the situation. I just drink tons of water and drink cranberry juice on a regular basis. I've had no probs with UTIs this pregnancy or anything. I've actually had more problems with my iron levels than anything else.
Last week (Jan 30th) I made sure to tell my Doctor to write ALL OVER MY CHART I have one kidney and they need to watch for kidney failure. I go to a military hospital but the civilian hospitals in the area (at least the ERs) always forget I have a kidney,and prescribe me the wrong meds,etc.
That's the other thing...ALWAYS,ALWAYS,ALWAYS ask if anything anyone prescribes you affects your kidneys. If the medicine shouldn't be recommended for someone with kidney disease I avoid it (such as Yaz birth control.)
But make sure you drink water,drink cranberry juice,and never hold your pee in...and you can lead a completely functional life.