Posted 5/22/2007 9:19 AM (GMT -6)
Hi there - My sister had 2 kids after her diagnosis - she was diagnosed when she was 20ish.  She had her kids when she was in her 30's.  She did suffer a couple of miscarriages though.  I think both pregnancies that went full term went ok though.
 
Posted 5/27/2007 5:09 PM (GMT -6)

I was diagnosised at age 16 and had a baby at age 29.  I had kidney involvement back then and was due to start prednisone treatement when the edema subsided.  I haven't had any flare-ups since then except for some skin rashes here and there.  I developed HELLP syndrome at 32 weeks (7 months) and the baby had to be born permature.   He is doing fine and I have recovered 100%.  There is no evidence that Lupus caused the pregnancy induced hypertension, but it didn't help!  I have been advised that there is no proof this will happen again, it may or may not.  I am 33 right now thinking about having another...it is a hard decision.

Louise M

Posted 5/27/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -6)
I do not have any baby myself, but my friend who has lupus has a baby after diagnosed. I was also told the same thing--need to be monitored closely by Rhumty and Gyno. It also depends on what medications you are taking and what are the conditions/phrases is your lupus @. People who have lupus can have baby, but they just need to first discuss with the rhumty and see if they are fit to bear children @ that stage of illness and need to be monitored closely.
Posted 6/17/2007 7:58 PM (GMT -6)
I had my first daughter before I was diagnosed @ 18. I had a miscarriage when I was 23. I had my second daugther @ 32 yrs old. The third pregnancy I was on bed rest from the 4th month until I delivered @ 8 month. Initially she was very small and stayed in the neo-natal intensive care unit for a week. She was anemic and had ecxema. Now she only has the ecxema and SHE IS DOING EXTREMELY WELL NOW. You would never guess that she was premature or had any of the health issues that she had in the beginning.
Mrs. Jackson

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