As I get closer to my due date, I’ve been thinking about how things might play out. One of my least favorite things about lupus is how little control I have over it. Outside of keeping stress low and eating healthy (you know, the stuff everyone should do,) lupus is completely unpredictable. One week I can be considered stable and the next week I could end up in the hospital for six days (this has actually happened). My lupus being unpredictable makes my pregnancy unpredictable.
There are so many unknowns with my pregnancy. I know I’m at a high risk for delivering early, but what does that mean really? It doesn’t mean I actually will go early. I will most likely develop preeclampsia at some point in my pregnancy, but when? I could be past my due date without an issue at all. The pressure on my kidneys could get to be too much and my lupus could start affecting those ...Continue Reading →