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Lupus

Trying to get pregnant

02/28/2000

Question:

How does lupus affect women trying to get pregnant?

Answer:

Lupus patients generally have a harder time becoming pregnant and, in particular, have a higher risk of miscarriages. Depending on your type of lupus you or your baby may develop certain problems during pregnancy and hence you should talk to your physician before deciding to become pregnant.

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Response by:

Anne-Barbara Mongey, MD
Formerly, Director, Arthritis Clinic, Univerity Hospital
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati