Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that mostly affects young women between the ages of 15 and 40, also known as the typical child-bearing years. While some women find their lupus symptoms so severe they’re unable to bear children, some will be able to get pregnant but will need monitoring during and after childbirth.
In this Lupus UK video, Professor Caroline Gordon, a consultant rheumatologist at the Birmingham City Hospital, talks about treating lupus in pregnancy. Prof. Gordon discusses how lupus can affect pregnant women, some of the risks involved and the medications that can be safely used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
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