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How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Pregnancy with Twins

Submitted by on April 15, 2013 – 12:00 amNo Comment

If you are a victim of rheumatoid arthritis and you are pregnant then here is some good news for you. It will not affect your pregnancy. So you can relax and treat the condition without having to worry about your pregnancy.

It is still not known why pregnancy causes arthritic problems to disappear but it has generally been accepted that the immunity level is high in a pregnant woman and so the rheumatoid problem remains hidden.

An expectant mother can check before she gets pregnant if she has any such problem of arthritis and take necessary treatment to avoid complication during pregnancy. Have a healthy diet, exercise, gain weight if doctor has advised, and stay away from alcohol and tobacco, if you want to have a healthy pregnancy.

To avoid problems due to rheumatoid arthritis it is better to take a prenatal vitamin, and calcium along with Vitamin D. Also, take fish to reduce any kind of inflammation and ensure that the supplements you take do not have mercury. Mercury harms the growing fetus.

It has been seen that people who have rheumatoid arthritis have more gum problems. So you might have a gum disease too. Gum disease is connected to labour. It is thus better that you regularly visit your dentist and ensure that you and your baby are fine in spite of the arthritic condition.

But the problem lies with the medicines, which are considered unsafe during pregnancy. Prednisone is a steroid that can be had during the second and third trimester. This could however cause high blood pressure or high blood sugar, which be a threat to mother and baby. Pregnancy in such women is usually accompanied with considerable joint pain. Hence most of the pregnant women suffering from this problem need to be given drugs. But if this is monitored well by a doctor, the problem would be surely lesser.

Pregnancy under any condition can be tackled well if you know the health news which helps you to deal with it.

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