Pregnancy and Lupus: Risks and Complications

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Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. In Lupus, the body can not tell the difference between good cells and bad cells, and the body begins to fight itself.

Doctors used to advise women with lupus not to get pregnant due to the potential risks to both mother and baby. However, that is not the case today. If you want to become pregnant with lupus, it is important to have a close relationship with your doctor so that you can go over all the details.

You need to first make sure that your lupus is under control. This will ensure a good starting point for a pregnancy. Also, you will need to review all of your medications with your doctor to make sure that there are no potential interactions that would hurt a pregnancy.

Lupus-is-a-chronic-autoimmune-disease-that-can-damage-any-part-of-the-bodyYou should also be aware that if you do become pregnant with lupus, you will be considered a high risk pregnancy, so take that into consideration and have a high risk obstetrician in mind. Many women report lupus flares during pregnancy, as well as hypertension related problems.

About one in five lupus pregnancies ends in miscarriage, so make sure that you work closely with your doctor to monitor your pregnancy. Getting pregnant with lupus can sometimes be more complicated, but there is no reason why you can not make it work.

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