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34 wks pregnant with lupus not on meds but starting a flair. i'm having the baby jan 18th is it possible to ask to have baby sooner?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Call your OB: Please call your OB/GYN office right away and communicate about your flare and concerns.
Answered on Dec 14, 2015

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