Women with psoriasis can sometimes feel they have to make a choice between treatment and having a family. It is important to know that having a treatment plan which can support you during pregnancy means you do not have to compromise between control of your psoriasis and planning for a family.
Although symptoms can improve for many women during pregnancy, nearly half will experience no change or an increase of symptoms. Psoriasis control during pregnancy is important for the health of both mother and baby.
Discuss your family planning options with your healthcare team (e.g. your GP, nurse, dermatologist, obstetrician and gynaecologist, midwife and pharmacist) early on.
There is a need to continue to control your disease before, during and after pregnancy. However not all drugs are compatible with pregnancy, so your dermatologist will be able to explain if your treatment needs to be adapted. Speak to your healthcare team about the most suitable options for you.