Pregnancy, Lupus, and over 30

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   Posted 8/12/2011 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had a pregnancy with Lupus that was over 30. I know that there can be complications but I was wondering how much it took out of you just being pregnant. I am trying to get pregnant with my third, and have not had a flare for 2 years, but I am older now and don't know how much it will take a toll. Any input would be helpful. Thanks!

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   Posted 8/12/2011 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I know we've had several members with pregnancies, some went smoothly, some had issues -- but no one very recently, and I don't know that any of them are still following the forum. Also don't know of their ages -- maybe you can use the SEARCH option above (the one in the blue bar above) and find what they've posted previously.

Sorry I don't know more, hopefully we have some active members who can help you!
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   Posted 8/13/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for letting me know about the search option. Being new I had not found that yet. I found some good info so thank you very much!

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   Posted 8/16/2011 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't "had" a pregnancy being over 30, but I am 30 years old and am pregnant with my first. I am just over 9 weeks along and wondering what to expect. I guess I really can't know ahead of time. I haven't been to this site in quite a while, but I thought I'd pop back and check in. I am sure that I'm not the only woman with Lupus who has serious concerns.

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   Posted 8/16/2011 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 9/13/2011 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Bumping this thread... Wellington, are you still out there? I'd be very interested in knowing how your partner changed her diet.

Thanks :)

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   Posted 9/23/2011 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 35 and pregnant with my second child. I am only 5 weeks pregnant and I guess right around the time I was diagnosed (late August), I got pregnant.

Not sure what to expect during this pregnancy now that I have lupus, especially since my first pregnancy was relatively easy. I'll keep you posted on how it goes. Lupus surely makes you become grateful for everyday that you are blessed to see.

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   Posted 9/24/2011 5:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Ellie and Nik3jc! Wish you the luck too Momma.
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   Posted 4/27/2012 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband and I started trying a year ago. I am 32, dx with ra at 25 miscarried my first pregnancy last month at 5 weeks 5 days and was dx with lupus last week. My new rheumy is awesome and set me up with a perinatologist, but sine I lost the prenancy I went into major flare and has adked me to wait awhile to try again. Says my body and mind need to recover from the loss. My husband and I are in complete agreement. I wish you many blessings and a sucessful pregnancy!

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   Posted 4/28/2012 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone for the replies. I am sorry to hear about your situation butternutsquash. I can imagine that it was very difficult to deal with. Perhaps when you get the lupus under control you will have better luck.

My husband and I have decided to not try for another baby since we found out that my oldest has a very rare genetic disorder that is causing him to go blind and possibly other problems down the road. My youngest has not been affected yet but has to be checked every year. The bad thing is that there is no treatment to help and essentially no hope that he will recover vision. All we can do is watch and see just how bad it will get. Bad thing is that there is no genetic test to find out what side it came from, or if we both have it.

Best of luck on your pregnancies Nik3jc and Ellie! Little ones are such a blessing.

Sorry if I brought anyone down...I am still trying to deal with the news. It is hard to explain this stuff to a 6, just turned 7, year old.


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   Posted 4/28/2012 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
LupusMomma, I'm sorry your family is having to deal with this.
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