Hi everyone im currently 21 weeks pregnant and just after other peoples experiences of how their Lupus was after the baby was born?
This is not meant to offend anyone but since I have become pregnant I feel great had none of my usual symptoms and feel 'cured'. I saw the Lupus specialist and she said pregnancy can mask symptoms and that they are likely to return once the baby is here and they cant say if things will be the same, better or worse. Deep down I knew this is what would happen but I am actually gutted to hear it out loud and just wondered if anyone continued to feel alot better after their pregnancy. Its so upsetting that for the first time in 4 years I am pain free and that the reality is ill be back like I was when baby is here. Im actually not in a rush for baby to be born....how crazy is that? Obviously Im excited about having baby but its purely down to the fact of how im feeling why im not in a rush to have him or her....hope that makes sense and I know thats a very selfish thing to think.
Also my 20 week scan is due next week and im worried what effects if any the lupus will have had on the baby? The doctors have said my medication is ok to take in pregnancy and they dont think there will be any problems but its something that's in the back of my mind. Im lucky that my anti-body tests seem to be neg at the moment so the doctors have said that the baby isnt at risk of having a heart block. Is there anything else that Lupus can do to a baby? Im just trying to prepare myself as best I can for different outcomes.
Thanks in advance