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The consequences of lupus on pregnancy are essentially an increased risk of:
> Recurrent early spontaneous miscarriages or fetal death (associated with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies), prematurity or hypotrophy (low birth weight).
> Neonatal lupus (associated with the presence of anti-SSA or anti-SSB antibodies).
The consequences of pregnancy on lupus are mainly a risk of a lupus disease flare, and / or worsening of lupus symptoms, including kidney disease.
These risks can be considerably limited by taking certain precautions (see question 4).
Lupus patients also have a higher risk of a pregnancy complication called pre-eclampsia, where there is a large hypertensive crisis with a risk of bleeding disorders.