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Preterm delivery is a serious problem. SLE and RA patients have increased pregnancy morbidity before diagnosis and their healthy sisters have increased rates of pregnancy complications. Therefore, pre-clinical autoimmunity or inflammation may affect pregnancy outcomes. Reproductive and family history, and rheumatic disease symptoms, would be collected and correlated with hsCRP levels and autoantibody production in a... more »
Douching may increase the risk of preterm birth. Douching alters the vaginal microbiome and may increase phthalate levels. Douching is a common practice among women of reproductive age. Data on douching practices in the 12 months prior to pregnancy, including products and frequency of use, would be collected in early pregnancy with optional self-collected vaginal swab to quantify vaginal dysbiosis. Pregnancy outcomes... more »
Assess religiosity as it may relate to social support to buffer stress, which could affect pregnancy length (# weeks gestation) and preterm birth rates.