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Can a woman with sle successfully have a family?

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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Often, yet

Women with sle can become pregnant and have children, but pregnancy can cause sle flares.
Outcomes are best when a women's lupus is well-controlled before the pregnancy. Pregnant women with sle should be monitored and those who are "ssa or ssb" positive should have more frequent fetal ultrasound to check for rare transmission of lupus to the baby.

In brief: Often, yet

Women with sle can become pregnant and have children, but pregnancy can cause sle flares.
Outcomes are best when a women's lupus is well-controlled before the pregnancy. Pregnant women with sle should be monitored and those who are "ssa or ssb" positive should have more frequent fetal ultrasound to check for rare transmission of lupus to the baby.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Absolutely

There is no reason you can't have a family.
You are simply considered a high-risk pregnancy but your ob/gyn will be able to monitor you closely and discuss all your options for a successful family.

In brief: Absolutely

There is no reason you can't have a family.
You are simply considered a high-risk pregnancy but your ob/gyn will be able to monitor you closely and discuss all your options for a successful family.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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