Data obtained from a large insurance claims database highlights the need for specific education and counseling to pregnant women with lupus as well as close collaboration between the rheumatologist and the obstetrician throughout the pregnancy
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R. Paola Daly, Outcomes & Health Senior Manager, Lupus Foundation of America, shares her experience from the annual American College of Rheumatology meeting in San Diego and great tools she learned about on living well with lupus.
The outlook for positive pregnancy outcomes for women with lupus remains bright, but data obtained from a large insurance claims database highlights the need for specific education and counseling to pregnant women with lupus as well as close collaboration between the rheumatologist and the obstetrician throughout the pregnancy.
Although the overall risk is small, children born to mothers with lupus may have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders than children born to mothers without the disease, according to the results of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.
The researchers hoped to learn about second pregnancy outcomes in women with lupus, particularly in those whose first pregnancy had an adverse outcome.
A more detailed understanding of the reproductive behavior of women with lupus can help identify their needs in terms of caring for their disease and become educated about its possible effects, including those on reproduction.
Dr. Eliza Chakravarty provides an overview of pregnancy and fertility issues in lupus.
The results of this study highlight the important role of lupus anticoagulant, as well as that of a previous blood clot, in adverse pregnancy outcomes.
A study lead by Dr. Jill Buyon and Dr. Jane Salmon on lupus pregnancies found that the majority of women with stable lupus had successful pregnancies.
The researchers hoped to learn whether contraceptive counseling had effects on the frequency of use of contraceptives.
Dr. Jill Buyon of the New York University School of Medicine, a leading authority on congenital heart block in neonatal lupus, discusses this rare complication and the next steps in the study of neonatal lupus.
The researchers hoped to determine the specific effects of active lupus-related kidney disease on pregnancy outcomes, as well as complications that might occur in the mothers or babies.
Puberty, birth control, bone health, and menopause are just some of the things women living with lupus need to be concerned with, and whether you’re 15, 25, or 60, there’s plenty for you to know.
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