Hormones and the immune system

Modulation of the immune system by pregnancy (immunology of pregnancy); immunology of pregnancy losses and of recurrent implantation failures

Fertility in autoimmune diseases; assisted reproduction techniques; contraception

Interaction between pregnancy and disease activity in autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Drug management during pregnancy and lactation (pain medications; conventional and biologic immunosuppressive drugs; anticoagulant/antiaggregant drugs; prophylactic and adjunct treatment)

Ultrasound monitoring during high-risk pregnancy (including anti Ro/SS-A antibodies carriers)

The impact of autoantibodies on fetal health and biomarkers of adverse pregnancy outcome

Delivery mode and obstetric outcome in rheumatic diseases; the post-partum period

Counselling and practical advices before and during pregnancy and regarding parenthood

Vaccinations in the pregnant patient and in the infant

The health and neurodevelopmental conditions of offspring born to women with autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Reproduction in male patients with rheumatic diseases

Nutrition and microbiome in pregnant women with autoimmune diseases

Pregnancy Registries; Consensus Guidelines between Rheumatology and Obstetrics Scientific Societies

“Health professional” aspects of pregnancy in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases (dedicated to midwifes, nurses, lactation consultants, etc.)