I have not had any babies since I have known that I was sick. I do have a 13 year old but that was before any of this started for me. I have had 2 miscarriages but I don't know if its related since those were years before my symptoms started.
I think I have heard that Lupus women by just having Lupus puts you as an automatic high risk pregnancy and I think the risk of miscarriages are slightly higher. Doctors say that you should be flare free for a certain amount of time (I'm not sure the length of time) before you try to get pregnant. I think the more serious complications lie mostly with what problems you have with your Lupus. I know there is a higher risk of complications with women who have positive anti-Ro and/or anti-La antibodies which there is a possibility to pass these through the placenta. This poses a high risk for neonatal Lupus and congenetal (sp?) heart defects in your child. I know people that have Antiphosolipid Syndrome with their Lupus also have a higher risk of stroke during pregnancy and a very high risk for miscarriage.
I may not be exactly correct on that information, that is just what I remember reading but as you know the mind goes often. Best thing to do is talk with your rheumy and OB/GYN about
the possible risks involved.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements