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The Risks and Benefits of Monoclonal Antibody Therapy During Pregnancy and Postpartum: Maternal, Obstetric, and Neonatal Considerations.

IMPORTANCE: Autoimmune and rheumatologic conditions can lead to multiple adverse maternal, obstetric, and neonatal outcomes, especially if they flare during pregnancy. Although many medications to control these conditions exist, concerns regarding their safety often unnecessarily limit their use.

OBJECTIVE: We aim to review the current evidence available describing the use of monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics in pregnancy and postpartum and understand the impact of their use on the developing fetus and neonate.

EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Original research articles, review articles, case series and case reports, and pregnancy guidelines were reviewed.

RESULTS: Multiple retrospective (including 1924 patients) and prospective studies (including 899 patients) of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agent use in pregnancy found no significant increase in rates of miscarriage, preterm birth, or congenital anomalies compared with controls. Most societies, including American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, recommend initiation or continuation of TNF-α inhibitors during pregnancy for patients with autoimmune diseases. An increased risk of mild infections in newborns has been reported, although infections requiring hospitalizations are rare. Data suggest that breastfeeding while taking anti-TNF agents is safe for neonates. Less data exist for the use of other mAbs including anticytokine, anti-integrin, and anti-B-cell agents during pregnancy and postpartum.

CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Current evidence suggests that the use of mAbs, particularly anti-TNF agents, is safe in pregnancy and postpartum, without significant adverse effects on the pregnant patient or infant. The benefits of ongoing disease control in pregnant patients result in favorable maternal and neonatal outcomes.

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