Lupus Nephritis is an immune disorder caused by systemic lupus erythematosus. Many childbearing-age women with Lupus Nephritis frequently ask us if they can get pregnant and pregnancy can aggravate the disease progression or the disease can threaten the life of both fetus and mother. This article will provide some information to response the question.
After systemic treatments, their disease condition can keep stable over time.
Therefore, some women with Lupus Nephritis can get pregnant successfully.
However, if they can not keep their disease in control or the lupus keeps in
active period, pregnancy can aggravate their disease. Consequently, the patients
may have proteinuria, high blood pressure, edema and even renal failure.
Moreover, the women are very likely to have abortion, premature birth and so on.
Therefore, if the women with Lupus Nephritis plan to get pregnant, they should
consider pregnancy 6~12 months later after they control the disease very well
and also their kidneys can endure the burden of pregnancy.
However, if the women with Lupus Nephritis have renal insufficiency and have
a poor control of their blood pressure, they are not suitable for pregnancy.
Moreover, once they get pregnant, they should go to do check regularly and have
enough rest so as to guarantee the safety of both mother and fetus. The pregnant
women should also know that if their disease relapses during pregnant period,
they should not take medicines blindly to avoid harm to their fetus. In severs
cases, the women may need stopping pregnancy. Therefore, if the women with Lupus
Nephritis plan to get pregnant, they should have a systemic and effective
treatment before pregnancy. In this way, it can decline the relapse rate of
their disease so as to guarantee the safety of children and mothers.