How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Pregnancy With Twins
Dealing With RA Flares After Your Baby Arrives
Many women go into remission during pregnancy and continue to do well after childbirth. Other women find that their RA symptoms flare in the months after delivery. Flares are a particular concern for women who are breastfeeding since medicines travel through breast milk to your babies.
If you're breastfeeding, you may not be able to take the same medicines that you took before you were pregnant, such as methotrexate and biologics. You can safely take certain medicines to help calm inflamed joints during a postpartum flare. If pain and inflammation become too much, talk with your doctor about your options.