I have always heard mixed things about lupus flaring during pregnancy. I have heard it can flare pretty badly. I have heard that it can go into remission. I have heard it can go into remission and flare during labor (prefect timing, right?). I think it’s best to say that they don’t really know. I think that it depends on the situation. If it’s unplanned and you are stressed a lot about the pregnancy, you are more likely to flare. Stress + Lupus = Bad. Whether you’re stressed or not, there is still a fair amount of stress on your body as it changes with pregnancy. I have been extra cautious to make sure I am taking care of myself.
With my pregnancy, I have been pretty lucky. Most of my labs have remained fairly stable. The creatinine in my urine is starting to go up some, but nothing to worry about just yet. There have been a couple of other ...Continue Reading →