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HI Jen,

I know it sounds alarming , but being classified as "righ risk" is actually a good thing and the right decision for you during pregnancy. The hope is that by watching you and baby extra caefully they can prevent or detect early any problems, gving you a better chance of a good outcome (live and healthy as possible mum and baby). So try not to think of it as being certain to have problems, but being given the VIP treatment.

Are you under the care of a rheumatologist? It does sound as though you are flaring, and it also sounds like they are pretty sure you have an autoimmune problem, so it seams sensible that they treat you. Prednisolone is one of the safest drugs you can take during pregnancy. It works quickly, and is commonly used for most of the autoimmune diseases, so not being 100% sure which one you have shouldn't matter (and it sounds like SLE in my opinion - but I;m no doctor!).

All the best with the perinatologist, and good luck with the traveling. 'm sorry it is tiring and extra worry, but really the aim is to make things better and safer for you, not worse:p

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