“I’m nowhere near perfect and learning more and more every year,” says Eileen Davidson. Here’s a list of what helps her survive being a single mom with rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatologists and patients now have some collective evidence-based recommendations about contraception, use of assisted reproductive technologies (like IVF), how to have a healthy pregnancy, and hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women.
Women with RA who want to become pregnant should talk to their rheumatologist and ob-gyn about what ideal prenatal care should look like.
Although biologics cross the placenta, research shows they lead to few infections in babies after they’re born.
This aggressive treatment strategy might be the best way to manage arthritis in children.
‘Mommy, you used to cry a lot when I was younger.’
Rule number one of being a parent with a chronic illness: Keep your sense of humor handy.
You want it to be the most wonderful time of the year, but fatigue. And pain. And brain fog. These stress-soothing tips can help you have a healthier and happier holiday season in spite of chronic illness.
You expect your child to complain of aches and pains when they have a cold or the flu, or even after a particularly active day. But what if there’s no obvious cause for their pain? In many cases, these symptoms...
New moms may have many concerns about breastfeeding their newborns — Will the baby latch? Will I produce enough milk? Will I ever sleep again? Women with inflammatory bowel disease, however, have one more important concern: Is my medication safe...
Finding out you’re pregnant when you have an autoimmune disease like inflammatory arthritis is a swirl of a million emotions. You’re thrilled (and perhaps relieved) that you’re finally expecting, but you’re also likely a nervous, anxious wreck. Is it safe...
CJ blogger, The Unexpected Advocate, writes about a tough issue.
I helped my mom around the house when I was a child. She was a single mother with four children – but no help and almost no support. We had chores we were expected to do and they were often...