What are the consequences of lupus on my pregnancy and, conversely, the impact of my pregnancy on lupus?

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.