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Having children with lupus ?

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can i still have children if i have lupus?

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replied August 19th, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A15448
Hi! Many thanks for your question on eHealth forum!

Any pregnancy in a lupus patient is a very high risk pregnancy. If a lupus patient conceives, she will have to register under a gynecologist trained to handle such high risk pregnancies. Fetal growth will have to be monitored more closely. There is a 1-2% risk of baby getting heart block. Neonatal lupus is more common.

If you want to go ahead with a pregnancy, then do so under the guidance of a trained gynecologist in support with your rheumatologist. Hope this helps. Take care!

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