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RA and Pregnancy: The Facts About Conceiving

Managing RA Flares During Pregnancy continued...

Some issues may arise, but they can usually be dealt with in advance, she says. For example, the use of an epidural during delivery may pose a problem for women whose RA affects their spine, Monga says. “This is rare, but it is a good idea to consult with an anesthesiologist in the event that they need a general anesthesia instead of a spinal,” she says.

All in all, the prognosis is good, Monga says. “In general, patients with RA do really well with pregnancy,” she says.

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Reviewed on March 12, 2014

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