Goals: To determine if women are more susceptible to infections and autoimmune diseases around the period of childbirth.
To determine if infectious diseases like Lyme Disease are a precipitating factor for other diseases like scleroderma.
Participants: Females of childbearing age
Data: Genetic, Environmental, Lab work, Pain assessments, Any factors that could moderate outcomes.
Frequency of data: monthly ? during pregnancy - 3 months afterward (may have to ask if this is too burdensome)