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What are the effects of lupus in pregnancy?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: See below

Patients with lupus can have healthy pregnancies.
However; they can be complicated by preeclampsia, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, low birth weight, intratuterine growth restriction, miscarriage, and premature labor and also gestational diabetes (usually due to meds). The best outcomes occur when the mother's lupus has been clinically inactive for 6 months prior to conception.

In brief: See below

Patients with lupus can have healthy pregnancies.
However; they can be complicated by preeclampsia, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, low birth weight, intratuterine growth restriction, miscarriage, and premature labor and also gestational diabetes (usually due to meds). The best outcomes occur when the mother's lupus has been clinically inactive for 6 months prior to conception.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Dr. PREM Menon
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: NOT MY FIELD

Most people will not have worsening of pregnancy.
Some might.

In brief: NOT MY FIELD

Most people will not have worsening of pregnancy.
Some might.
Dr. PREM Menon
Dr. PREM Menon
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Growth

Lupus can cause stunted growth, can lead to high blood pressure, and can lead to medically induced prematurity.

In brief: Growth

Lupus can cause stunted growth, can lead to high blood pressure, and can lead to medically induced prematurity.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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