Most women with Sjögren's will conceive and deliver healthy babies. However, there are potential complications. It is recommended that women consult with their obstetrician (OB-GYN), rheumatologist, and possibly a high-risk OB (perinatologist) prior to conceiving or early in pregnancy, and continue to monitor throughout.
Primary ovarian failure
Environmental factors (i.e. pesticides)
Congenital heart block (SSA/SSB autoantibodies; possibly RNP antibodies)
Neonatal lupus (rash) (SSA/SSB autoantibodies)
Intrauterine growth retardation
Recurrent pregnancy loss
Preeclampsia (phospholipid autoantibodies)