Lupus is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system sees the body as something foreign and tries to fight it off.
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It’s traditionally been associated with high risk pregnancies. Women with lupus have a higher risk of developing disorders such as pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.
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However, a new study asserts that it can be safe for women with lupus to become pregnant, if they are receiving constant and quality care.
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The study looked at statistics between the years of 1960 to 2003. They discovered that the rate of pregnancy losses amongst women with Lupus decreased from 40 percent to 17 percent.
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While the risk of pregnancy complications may remain higher for women with lupus versus in those without, this risk is clearly decreasing.
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