Pregnancy with psoriasis: What New Parents Need to Know
Originally Published In
Journal of Childbirth Education
Psoriasis is a common, chronic, autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects a substantial number of women annually during pregnancy and childbirth. Some of these women will need and seek guidance before or during their pregnancies and during lactation. The childbirth educator needs a basic knowledge base and ability to answer questions that may arise regarding psoriasis during the childbirth experience. This article will define psoriasis and its effects on pregnancy and childbirth, consider genetic concerns, and explore treatment options.