Psoriasis in Pregnancy

Most women affected by psoriasis go through their pregnancies without incident, just as most people do. Although it has been reported that psoriasis may worsen or get better throughout pregnancy, the main goal is to keep it treated effectively and safely. Because each person and their psoriasis is different, it is highly recommended that you seek the advice of your doctor, who can provide a treatment plan that is safe for you and your baby.

Fast Facts:

  • Psoriasis does not affect the reproductive system of men or women.
  • There are some studies that show pregnant women with high estrogen levels generally experience an improvement in their psoriasis.
  • It is thought that if one parent has psoriasis, they have a 10% chance of passing it on to their child. If both parents are affected, that number rises to 50%.