Tackle RA head-on, sooner rather than later. Doctors suggest you start out with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs for short), which were once saved for later-stage treatment. These strong drugs can relieve RA symptoms and slow or even stop joint damage. The sooner, the better!
However, pregnant women with RA need to be very careful about medications they take during pregnancy. Some RA drugs may increase the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, or birth defects.
Most new mothers with RA experience a recurrence of symptoms in the weeks after pregnancy.