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 medicines can relieve symptoms and slow or even stop joint damage.
Pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis need to be careful about medications, though. 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.