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Rheumatologist Expands Pregnancy Possibilities for Women with Lupus

August 09, 2018
Emily Greenwell poses outside of Duke University Hospital

A Duke rheumatologist made it possible for Emily Greenwell to have a healthy pregnancy while still managing her lupus.

Pregnancy used to be considered too risky for women with lupus, an autoimmune disease. Today, a Duke rheumatologist is helping women with the disease achieve their dreams of motherhood.

Emily Greenwell, 34, was told she'd have to choose between taking the medications that manage her lupus or getting pregnant. Then she saw Duke rheumatologist Megan Clowse, MD, MPH. Dr. Clowse specializes in helping women with lupus have healthy pregnancies.

WRAL-TV tells Greenwell's story.

 

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