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Can you get pregnant if you have lupus?

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Doctors once told women with lupus not to get pregnant because of the potential risks. Pregnancy with lupus still carries its own set of risks, but most women with lupus can safely become pregnant and have healthy babies.

From: Pregnancy and Lupus WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Patient Information Sheet #11, Pregnancy and Lupus."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Lupus and Pregnancy: Top Ten Points to Optimize the Outcome."

Lupus Foundation of America: "Pregnancy and Lupus."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 6, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Patient Information Sheet #11, Pregnancy and Lupus."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Lupus and Pregnancy: Top Ten Points to Optimize the Outcome."

Lupus Foundation of America: "Pregnancy and Lupus."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 6, 2019

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