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Planning Pregnancy with Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease

How Rheumatoid Disease affects pregnancy planning Pregnancy planning is a common challenge for people diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Concerns include infertility, disease activity, pain control, and possible disability, which can interfere with caring for a child. Valuable resources include clinical studies and other publications, and the practical stories of other patients. While there is no clear...Continue reading      39 Comments » Read more

Burning Question of Hormones: Breastfeeding, Contraceptives, & Menopause in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Effects of hormones on Rheumatoid Arthritis severity In a search for understanding of the influence of hormones on the course of Rheumatoid Disease, Swedish investigators examined “Early menopause and severity of rheumatoid arthritis in women over 45 years of age,” Arthritis Research & Therapy. Do hormones influence the severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Are there hormonal predictors...Continue reading      21 Comments » Read more

Susceptibility for Rheumatoid Arthritis Acquired via Microchimerism?

Women with RA ask why it’s so common to acquire severe Rheumatoid Arthritis after pregnancy the way I did. I don’t blame my son since my symptoms went back years, but these studies are fascinating… Rheumatoid Arthritis HLA shared epitope may be acquired in pregnancy The current issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism brings a study which concludes...Continue reading      24 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pregnancy

I’ve received many letters and requests for a post about Rheumatoid Arthritis and pregnancy. Here it is - our long-awaited first post on RA and pregnancy.  I look forward to hearing many of your experiences which will be helpful to others as they look for answers in the months to come. The decisions of Rheumatoid...Continue reading      71 Comments » Read more

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