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7 Myths About Lupus that Need Debunking

Lupus Prevents a Woman from Getting Pregnant

There is some partial truth to this myth, but such is not always the case.

According to Dr. Sanz, “most pregnancies go well,” and women living with lupus can carry a baby to term. On the other hand, because lupus usually develops during the child-bearing years, there an increased risk for miscarriage (about 10% of women in the first trimester) or late-term complications that are related to high blood pressure.

Furthermore, women with lupus face an even bigger risk if they are in the active phase of renal disease. Some face the possibility of renal (kidney) failure. Thus, close monitoring is required throughout the duration of the pregnancy.