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Is it safe to get pregnant with lupus?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: See experts early

Ideally a woman with sle would see her rheumatologist and a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist before trying to conceive (ttc).
Then lab tests could be ordered, records reviewed and risks discussed. Those include preeclampsia and poor fetal growth. She should ask her OB to refer her to the mfm doctor early in the pregnancy and on ongoing basis to help evaluate mom + baby and plan for delivery.

In brief: See experts early

Ideally a woman with sle would see her rheumatologist and a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist before trying to conceive (ttc).
Then lab tests could be ordered, records reviewed and risks discussed. Those include preeclampsia and poor fetal growth. She should ask her OB to refer her to the mfm doctor early in the pregnancy and on ongoing basis to help evaluate mom + baby and plan for delivery.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Usually safe.

Make sure your diagnosis is accurate.
Have yourself checked for anti-cardiolipin antibodies. If present, you would need an anticoagulant during pregnancy. If you have lupus, Hydroxychloroquine can be taken without problem and can prvent a flare. Good luck!

In brief: Usually safe.

Make sure your diagnosis is accurate.
Have yourself checked for anti-cardiolipin antibodies. If present, you would need an anticoagulant during pregnancy. If you have lupus, Hydroxychloroquine can be taken without problem and can prvent a flare. Good luck!
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Depends

That depends on the kind and severity of lupus you have.
It is possible to have lupus and carry a successful pregnancy although the risks are increased. Discuss these options with your rheumatologist and obstetrician.

In brief: Depends

That depends on the kind and severity of lupus you have.
It is possible to have lupus and carry a successful pregnancy although the risks are increased. Discuss these options with your rheumatologist and obstetrician.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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