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    Pregnant Women who suffer from Psoriasis
    RGomez003 posted:
    I just found out that I am pregnant (6-7weeks) and now I am wondering what effect, if any, will my pregnancy have on my psoriasis. Second, what are the chances that my baby will have the disease?
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Welcome RGomez003 and Congratulations!!!!

    I am sorry to hear you battle psoriasis. I found a couple of resources that discuss pregnancy and hereditary.

    Skin Conditions in Pregnancy talks about the condition worsening with pregnancy and should improve after the birth of your baby.

    This info from our Psoriasis Health Center discusses - In some cases, psoriasis runs in families. Researchers are studying large families affected by psoriasis to find out how it is passed from parents to their children and what might trigger the condition.

    Please talk with your doctor and dermatologist about any medications you take for psoriasis and how to make you as comfortable as possible during this exciting time.

    Be sure to connect with other moms-to-be in your same trimester, see our other Pregnancy Communities .

    Best wishes for a wonderful pregnancy,

    PS - Did you know World Psoriasis Day is October 29th. Please consider sharing your story here .
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