Verify your email address to receive email notifications.

Verification sent. Please check your inbox to verify your address.

Unable to send verification. Please try again later.

  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Does Rheumatoid arthritis affect pregnancy?

  • Find a professional to answer your question

  • 1

    Thanks

    Philip Robinson MBChB PhD FRACP is a rheumatologist currently working at Brisbane Rheumatology at St Andrew's War memorial Hospital in Spring Hill. He also works … View Profile

    It’s fine for RA patients to get pregnant and have children, but sometimes adjustments to their medications are required. It’s important to talk to your rheumatologist prior to starting to conceive or, if not possible, as soon as you know you are pregnant because some medications can influence the unborn child as well.

    If RA is very active in pregnancy it can be associated with lower birth weights and the chance of preterm birth is a little higher.

answer this question

You must be a Health Professional to answer this question. Log in or Sign up .

You may also like these related questions

Ask a health question
Community Contributor

Empowering Australians to make better health choices