Patients share their experiences and emotions surrounding pregnancy loss and fertility challenges.
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Patients discuss medications and morning sickness and other concerns about taking medication while pregnant.
Patients speak honestly about some of the challenges to being a mom with Lupus particularly with a new baby.
Patients share their experiences with, and recommendations for, talking about pregnancy with their providers.
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Thinking about pregnancy? Careful planning increases the likelihood of pregnancy success for women with lupus. Keeping lupus activity well controlled using pregnancy-compatible medications will decrease the risk for pregnancy loss and preterm delivery. To have the healthiest pregnancy possible, use the checklist with your providers/patients to determine: If lupus activity is well controlled Which medications [...]
Women with lupus have many great birth control options! This handout discusses birth control options for women with lupus. Women with lupus have many great birth control options! This handout outlines steps for talking with your doctor and working with your doctor or gynecologist to get started on the birth control option that fits [...]
Safely breastfeed while keeping your lupus well managed! Women can continue to treat their lupus while safely breastfeeding their infant. This handout shows which medications are: compatible with breastfeeding likely safe but with limited data to support not compatible with breastfeeding. “In our experience, the majority of women with lupus want to [...]
Patients discuss feeling hesitant to talk about pregnancy with their providers and suggest ways to start the conversation.