Hello everyone, I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE in October this year following a rash and unexplained blood results. At the same time I have been considering pursuing IVF as my husband and I have been struggling to naturally conceive (a separate issue to the Lupus). Today I met with a fertility consultant who explained that although we'd be eligible for IVF we need to seriously consider if this is the route we want to take because of the added complications that having Lupus brings to pregnancy. My confusion is that my Lupus consultant explained that some women with lupus can be more prone to suffering miscarriages (if they have something called sticky blood for which I have one marker (out of a possible three) and as such she wasn't overly concerned), and there is a risk of fetal growth retardation but that it is vary rare. The only other thing she mentioned was that I'd probably need to take aspirin throughout my pregnancy. My fertility consultant scoffed at this and said that the risks aren't that rare and that there would also be a number of risks to me that we'd need to consider. He said that the bottom line would be deciding between my long term health and having a baby. We're booked to see another specialist at the end of February to discuss the possible risks further so that my husband and I can make a more informed decision but, I was just wondering if in the meantime anyone in this community has any additional information that could help put our minds at ease.