A new study suggests that testing positive for lupus anticoagulant antibodies in the first trimester of pregnancy is the strongest predictor of pregnancy loss in women with lupus.
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Maurissa has lived with lupus for most of her life and thought conceiving a child would never be possible for her and her husband Jed. Read more about their story
The research presented brings the promise of better outcomes for pregnant women with lupus and their babies.
Under Investigation: Preventive care on the horizon
Foundation grantees Dr. Jill Buyon and Dr. Jane Salmon recently presented results from their research on pregnancy in women with lupus. Read more.
At the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr. Sara K. Tedesch presented her study on the relationship between lupus activity prior to getting pregnant and during pregnancy. The Lupus Foundation of America conducted a Q&A with Dr. Tedeschi about her study.
Insights from the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Reproductive Health Summit
Dr. Jane Salmon reflects on the changing perspectives regarding lupus and pregnancy and her lifelong work to better understand the causes of pregnancy loss and organ damage in lupus.
Dr. Eliza Chakravarty is conducting research to advance understanding of immunological changes of pregnancies in women with lupus to gain insight and improve outcomes.
Why women should ask questions early about reproductive planning
Read Cristina Toro's inspiring story about her life with lupus and how her daughter helped motivate her to take part in the Walk to End Lupus Now™
Study examines the effects of the antimalarial drug, hydroxycloroquine, on antiphospholipid antibodies that are responsible for pregnancy complications in women with lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.
Lupus Foundation of America supported study finds combination therapy that includes hydroxychloroquine may be beneficial to pregnant patients with lupus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome.
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
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.
Join us at Marlins Park for 2016 Walk to End Lupus Now! Come and spend your afternoon at the ballpark while helping us raise awareness!
This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.
Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.
Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.
Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.
Join us at Wickham Park for a fun afternoon while raising funds and awareness for those suffering from the cruel mystery of lupus.
Help us solve the cruel mystery!
Patients, caregivers, and the medical community are invited to join us for a day devoted to those affected by lupus. The Annual NC Lupus Summit is the largest educational conference on lupus in the state and provides a variety of discussions led by physicians and other experts dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus. This year's event will highlight aiming high to live a meaningful life.
Learn how to live better with lupus and cope with issues many women face after a lupus diagnosis.