Hi guys & girls I'm looking for some advice on behalf of my wife who has lupus SLE.
My wife is from Indonesia and has been receiving treatment from a doctor in the know for around 2 years now. We are currently waiting for her settlement visa being approved for the UK and have just found out she is pregnant! Unfortunately we have already lost a baby (early stages) we think because of her lupus.
She has visited her doctor today to talk through her pregnancy and has been advised this is very dangerous for mother & baby, however the doctor did say the treatment in the UK would be much better than Indonesia.
We have read that people can have babies with lupus SLE but we are unsure of the complications involved? My wife has her Lupus under control as she takes a medicine called CELLCEPT & Methylprednisolone everyday with vitamins, she eats very healthy, she is keen on going to the gym most days ( not now since pregnant) .
Unfortunately her doctor has not had any experience with an SLE patient that has successfully had a baby. We do not think she knows 100% the best advice to give to us. We are desperate for our own baby but we want this to be safe for both mother and baby.
Please please can someone give us advice what the best thing to do is? Anybody with past experiences or what the NHS do to help the pregnancy process.
We are really worried about everything.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks