Pregnancy and Lupus: A Fairly Safe Combination?
Many women with lupus have been warned about the possible dangers of becoming pregnant and having the condition. But new evidence suggests that these risks might have been overestimated.
Immune Diseases Were More Common in Those Born by C-Section
Could the birth process have a role in immune disease development? A common birthing method may raise babies' risk of immune diseases later, a new study found.
Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis May Have Premature Babies
Many factors, like high blood pressure, infections, stress and smoking, may raise the risk of premature birth in pregnant women. And new research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may also raise that risk.
The Puzzle of Lupus, Pregnancy and Autism
The possible causes of autism are one of the great mysteries of medicine today. I t is possible that certain health conditions during pregnancy might play a role in autism.
Lupus Rx In Utero Tied to Learning Issues
Azathioprine therapy for lupus is generally considered safe during pregnancy. But children exposed to azathioprine in the womb may be at higher risk of developing speech problems.
Ladies with Lupus Skipping Paps
For women under 30, yearly screening is one of the best ways to detect cervical cancer. Unfortunately, many women with lupus - a condition linked to cervical problems - may be skipping out on screening.
Problem of Lupus During Pregnancy
When a woman becomes pregnant, she must be careful about what she puts in her body. If a pregnant woman is taking medications for a disease, she should know how those medications may affect her pregnancy.
Anticoagulant Treatment Not While Pregnant
What puts women at risk of pregnancy problems? Lots of factors, including illness, obesity and stress. A recent finding says that a type of antibody is also a risk factor.
Why Does Menopause Bring on RA?
Menopause can be a time of massive change for many women. It is important to keep in mind that it's a natural change. But when menopause comes early, it could be a sign of arthritis to come.
More Complications for Mothers With Lupus
Before getting pregnant, it is important to know if you are healthy enough to have a baby. Certain diseases, such as lupus, can make pregnancy risky for both you and your child.