Before, during and after pregnancy
In the presence of a kidney disease, pregnancy should be considered at risk and kept under control through a close collaboration between the family doctor, the nephrologist and the obstetrician gynecologist in order to ensure the best possible evolution for both the mother and the fetus. It is equally important that patients known for kidney disease are informed of the risks they run so that they can plan for conception and benefit, if necessary, from a therapeutic adjustment.
Dr. Ferrier-Guerra has done most of her research on hypertension and kidney disease in pregnancy. She is regularly invited to share her knowledge in this particular area of nephrology with her colleagues, family doctors and obstetrician gynecologists during conferences or educational events. She collaborates in full compliance with the principles of multidisciplinarity with numerous doctors, both in Ticino and in the rest of Switzerland. In particular, she has developed a close collaboration with the Frauenklinik of the Universities of Bern and Basel. In addition, Dr. Ferrier-Guerra has numerous international contacts that allow her to seek advice from the leading experts.
Her consultancies are for women:
who have a known kidney disease and a desire for pregnancy
who have a known kidney disease during and after a pregnancy
with maternal diseases at risk of gestosis (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, systemic diseases, familiarity for gestosis)
who had gestosis during a previous pregnancy
who present with symptoms of kidney disease during pregnancy
Dr. Ferrier-Guerra collaborates with family doctors and obstetrician gynecologists.
Consulting in quality management
Dr. Ferrier-Guerra holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Healthcare and Social Care Management (Net-MEGS) and has carried out her master’s thesis on the ISO certification of the Nefrocentro.
She is available to her medical colleagues and to health and social care facilities for specialized consulting and educational activities.