risks of childbirth

posted on June 30, 2010 - 5:01pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 3
Vickie Jahaske, 46Tucson, Ariz. dermatomyositis Vickie Jahaske had always dreamed of having children, but that dream almost died with her diagnosis of dermatomyositis at age 23. Her symptoms began with weakness and pain in her legs and arms, and a rash on her face that she thought was caused by allergies. She had just gotten married, and, she recalls, “I tried to ignore my symptoms until...