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how does lupus affect pregnant women and babies?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood pressure: Some women experiences flares while pregnant. In addtion, lupus can cause problems with mom's blood pressure and baby's growth. Very serious cases of lupus can be associated with blood clots and kidney problems.
Answered on Sep 22, 2013
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience Rheumatology
Lupus could flare and affect multiple organs in some patients . Patients with active lupus in pregnancy should be under care of a rheumatologist in addition to obstetrician for careful monitoring of lupus during pregnancy, delivery and post pregnancy . Some pregnancies with active lupus should be followed as high risk and followed and treated as such with interventions as indicated
Aug 17, 2013

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