Author: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Expert: Ashwini Nadkarni, MD, Psychiatrist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital What is depression? Depression is a medical illness consisting of problems with mood that affect day-to-day functioning. People with depression often experience a general feeling of sadness or an inability to enjoy their usual activities for at least two weeks. Other symptoms include: Sleep issues such...

Yes, you can get pregnant if you have Lupus.  However, it is important for women with Lupus to consult their rheumatologist prior to getting pregnant. In addition, having a pre-conception consultation with a high-risk doctor prior to pregnancy is important for women with significant chronic diseases, such as lupus. Risks...