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Plaquenil/hydroxychloroquine is considered safe by most doctors these days actually. However, you do have some meds on there that are not safe for pregnancy, or whose risks are not yet rated/known. You can look up each drug's pregnancy ratings on several different websites - here is one that is pretty good and easy to use:

The advice already given to consult with a high risk ob-gyn is excellent. You would have to consult with your rheumy though to discuss changing medications. You may also want to get a second opinion from another rheumatologist as well just to ask about this question. I would be sure to ask why not, if they agree with your current rheumy. Ask if there are alternative medications, etc.

Another factor is how does lupus affect you? Do you have lupus nephritis? Is it being controlled at the moment? Are you feeling generally well or are you still flaring frequently? Is blood clotting problems the reason you are on Plavix? (which by the way is considered safe during pregnancy). There are many things to consider which will affect your chances of a healthy pregnancy for you and a baby... & we can't possibly know all of them.

I certainly wouldn't recommend going against the doctor's advice - although I can understand how you feel.
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