Hello Group! My name is April. I am 22 years old. I was diagnosed with lupus at the age of 15 while being hospitalized for a severe staph infection and major organ involvment which led to kidney damage. In 2006, I had my first flare up after being diagnosed and had to undergo cytoxan and cellcept for my kidneys. I have been on plaquenil, prednisone, and many blood pressure medicines. I have been married to Joe for almost 5 years and in October we found out we were expecting our first child! I have been in remission for 2 years now and have been off all medicines since June of 2008. So when I got pregnant, it was a good time since i wasn't on any meds and was in remission. I am now 15 weeks pregnant and doing very well so far. I am being seen by a regular obgyn, a high risk obgyn, a rheumatologist, and a nephrologist. So needless to say my time is spent going to all these darn appointments, but it's better to be safe than sorry! I work full time at a doctor's office and my husband is currently unemployed. He was medically discharged from the Army and is in the process of finding a job. I wanted to join this board because I would like to talk with you all about your experiences and get as much info as I can. I am hoping and praying that my pregnancy will go well and my kidneys wont start acting up. All my blood tests and urine tests have come back normal, so i'm still in remission, but i'm also worried about flaring up when i get farther along. So I look forward to hearing from you all. Is there any in here that have lupus and did not flare up during pregnancy?