Nicole and her husband Kevin thought they’d never have children. Unfortunately, the young woman was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at age 16.
She learned to live with it for over a decade, despite tiring episodes and, in extreme cases, being hospitalized. It wasn’t until after she married her husband Kevin that she learned TTP would cause issues with pregnancy.
The TTP medication would be harmful to her child. If she stopped treating herself, it would leave her at risk. The couple learned that some women can have a successful pregnancy with TTP. However, many children end up ill or never reach full-term. Read the full story here ▶