Did labor put you into a flare?

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firebabe
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   Posted 12/26/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I am set to be induced in 2 days and I was wondering if being in labor and giving birth put anyone into a flare?  I have a dr. appt. tomorrow and I was going to discuss that with her.  Obviously nobody knows how long labor will last, and I'm thinking for myself that being under that kind of stress and exertion for an extended period of time, might just put me into a flare.  I haven't been in a flare since my 8th week of pregnancy, but lately I've been seeing signs of a possible flare. 
 
I'm just looking to see what has happened with everybody else. 
 
Thank you!

momofltlbrat
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   Posted 12/27/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Labor itself was fine, it was post partum (sp) that I had a problem with. My doctors learned that after my first daughter was born. So with the second, we did a precautionary course of prednisone. Because of this, I did not breast feed my second daughter. I believe that was my choice, it was 15 years ago, and I can't remember what I had for breakfast LOL, check with your doctor and make the decision based on his/her advise. Good luck and congratulations.
Debbie

mechiko
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   Posted 1/5/2011 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have an active disease when my daughter was born, but pregnancy/labor/birth is what "triggered" my disease. My first symptom came when my baby was 3 months old, and has been progressing ever since. Probably not relevant, sorry!
I would agree with asking about prophylactic prednisone, it can't hurt to ask anyway, and if there's any way to prevent a flare I'm all for it! Put some meals in the freezer and get a good support network around you just in case :)... I know when I'm in a flare, the hardest things are to keep household routines going (like dinner - lol) and I always feel guilty for not being able to do it all. Easy meals help tremendously, as I can usually work myself up to turning on the oven and sticking something in it; now cleaning up after, that's another story...

Kathryn

firebabe
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   Posted 1/5/2011 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I did end up having my baby naturally.  My Dr. said that there isn't anything as far as the disease goes that would prevent a woman with Lupus from delivering naturally.  Of course, I had a little help with an epidural-lol.  I was in labor for 18 hours and pushing took 4 hours of that.  My rhuemy has started me on Cellcept already, as that was the plan we were going to take before I found out I was pregnant.  In fact, I had taken 5 doses before I did another pregnancy test of my own and found it positive.  I'm hoping with my increased prednisone and the Cellcept that I can try to avoid a flare at this time.  Fingers are crossed!
 
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