I also have Lupus Nephritis Class III. I just had a baby at the end of December. However, I found out I was pregnant just before I was to begin taking Cellcept. Throughout my pregnancy I only had a few issues, non involving my kidneys. I had to deliver my baby 3 weeks early because she had stopped growing, but that may be due to the fact that I took prednisone throughout my entire pregnancy to ward off any flares. One of the drs. on the team had pointed that out to me. My baby is 100% wonderful and doing well.
I would talk to a rheumatologist in regards to your situation. That type of dr. would be the one regulating your meds during pregnancy. I have to say my high-risk dr. pretty much only took care of baby issues, but she was recommended by my rheumy-as they communicate about
their like patients. I was kept a close eye on as well throughout the entire pregnancy.
I know that there is risk involved, but many times when you do get pregnanct with Lupus you have a really good chance of the disease either going into a remission or not giving you many problems. You also have a chance of it being worse. Discuss with your dr. treatment for a flare before you get pregnant. My treatment was prednisone-which is safe to take during pregnancy.
I am now 3 weeks post-partum, and have no signs of a flare. I did start taking Cellcept 5 days after delivery though and I'm still on prednisone for the time being.
Good luck and I hope you get the answers that you need.
"Challenges make you discover things about yourself you never really knew."
SLE and Class III Lupus Nephritis