Having a baby is a difficult decision to make when you're healthy, but when you are chronically ill, it takes a lot of thought and planning to figure out if it's even possible.
When I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) it changed everything...my career, my health, my goals, and my ability to do so many things that most people take for granted. And yet, despite being on full time disability and my continuing daily struggles with my health, I've suddenly found myself wanting to have a baby. The idea of having an amazing little person growing inside of me and bringing new light and life to this tired body of mine has given my husband and I much to think about and discuss lately. There are so many factors to look at and so many questions to consider. Here are some of the realities that we came up against while trying to decide if having a baby is the right thing to do.
Your Health & Fertility
One of the first things you need to assess is your own health. Is it ...
The FDA is reminding health care professionals of the risk of major birth defects (MBDs) in babies exposed to one of the few medications to be FDA approved for Migraine prevention during the mother's pregnancy. Valproate sodium and related medications subject to this warning include: divalproex sodium: Depakote, Depakote CP, Depakote ER valproate sodium: Depacon valproic acid: Depakene and Stavzor Women who take these medications during pregnancy have an increased risk of giving birth to children with neural tube defects and other major birth defects, such as craniofacial defects and cardiovascular malformations. In the United States, about 1 in 1,500 babies is born with a neural tube defect. The risk of neural tube defects is much higher in babies born to mothers treated with valproate during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, with the risk increasing to 1 in 20 babies. Studies in the general population show that folic acid supplementation prior to conception and du...
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