Thursday, August 2, 2007

Lupus & Pregnancy

Updated May 3, 2011

NOTE: This bulletin was originally posted in 2007. So the live chat is no longer available. That being said, the links still work and provide very useful information regarding lupus and pregnancy.

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Can't read this? Go to for information on our next Live Chat.

Next Lupus Live Chat

Wednesday, August 8
3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Pregnancy and Lupus

Since lupus primarily affects young women of childbearing age, pregnancy often becomes a crucial question. While it is certainly possible for women with lupus to have children, pregnancy may not be easy. It is important to note that although many lupus pregnancies will be completely normal, all lupus pregnancies should be considered "high risk."
Pregnancy and Lupus will be the topic of the next Lupus Live Chat scheduled for Wednesday, August 8 on the Lupus Foundation of America website. The live chat begins at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight time. Submit a question, then login on August 8 and view the Live Chat. Have a conflict? A transcript will be posted following the chat.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman

[See the attached file]

About Our Guest Speaker:

Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, M.D., D.Ph., is Professor of Medicine at the Fineberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Her interests lie primarily in the clinical treatment of and research in understanding the natural history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Specific interests of Dr. Ramsey-Goldman include the effects of lupus on pregnancy, the correlation between bone disease and immunosuppression, the epidemiology of lupus, genetics and lupus, lupus vascular disease, and a range of clinical trials related to the treatment of lupus and its debilitating symptoms.
Dr. Ramsey-Goldman’s goal is to improve the quality of life for lupus patients through her epidemiological, pregnancy, and drug studies.

Log on to LFA Live Chat (bookmark this page for future reference)
Live Chat Begins:

Wednesday, August 8
3:00 p.m. Eastern
2:00 p.m. Central
1:00 p.m. Mountain
Noon Pacific
Future Chats:
Wednesday, September 12 -- Clinical Trials
Ken Getz, Board Chair for the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation
Wednesday, October 10 -- Relationships & Lupus
Dr. Robert Phillips
Wednesday, November 14 -- Aging and Lupus
Dr. Ronenn Roubenoff, Sr. Director, Immunology Medical Research, Biogen Idec, Inc.
Wednesday, December 12 -- Teens and Lupus
Dr. Peter Chira, Stanford University School of Medicine
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

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