MDTV on Pregnancy and Lupus Dr. Bermas and Dr. Clowse: Postpartum Supporting Lupus Patients in the Postpartum Period
Bonnie Lee Bermas, MD, Director of the Lupus Center at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Megan E. B. Clowse, MD, MPH, a Rheumatologist who specializes in Lupus and Pregnancy at Duke University, discuss how they support Lupus patients in the postpartum period. Watch this MDTV Learning Module (8) to learn more.
Caring for a woman with Lupus does not stop after she has given birth. While on its own the postpartum period may not mean increased flares, it is an exhausting time for new mothers and patients with Lupus tend to flare when they are tired or under stress. Bonnie Lee Bermas, MD, Director of the Lupus Center at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Megan E. B. Clowse, MD, MPH, a Rheumatologist at Duke University, explained to MDTV how they support their Lupus patients in the postpartum period. In addition to helping them manage their disease, they discuss future family planning and counsel on breast feeding.