Family Planning When You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

More women with rheumatoid arthritis are considering having children. Planning ahead can help make your pregnancy — whenever you’re ready — go more smoothly.

No matter their health, many women worry when they ponder the idea of having a baby: Can I easily conceive? Will I deliver a healthy, full-term baby? Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who want to start a family have these same concerns, but they have others, too, which is understandable since RA can affect both your baby’s health and your own, according to a study published in Current Rheumatology Reports.

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