Pregnancy is safe for most women with stable lupus, a new study indicates.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect many organs of the body and cause arthritis, fatigue and rashes. Lupus has been known to cause complications for pregnant women. The disease occurs mostly in women, often emerging in their 20s and 30s when many women want to have children.
In this study, researchers identified a few predictors of lupus-related pregnancy complications, but also found that most women with stable lupus had successful pregnancies.
The findings were to be presented Nov. 7 at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Chicago.