Pregnancy and Lupus: What You Should Know

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 5 million people worldwide. You may have heard of it and you probably know someone who has lupus, but what is lupus? Statistics say it affects mostly women but it can affect anyone.

Do you know what the symptoms of lupus are? Learn more with our article “13 Symptoms Of Lupus You Should Be Aware Of”.

Imagine you suffer from lupus and, as a women, you want to get pregnant? Is it safe? What should you have in mind before getting pregnant?

In this video shared by IntermountainMoms in 2012, listen to Dani, a nurse from Intermountain Healthcare, while she answers questions about lupus and pregnancy. She explains that research shows that having being diagnosed with lupus, it might not be a very good idea to get pregnant before doing tests and exams to see if you’re OK. Also, you should work with the doctor who manages your lupus and get your health situation under control and ask them what they think about getting pregnant.

Read more about how pregnancy for women with lupus could be safer than previously thought.

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