• lamc42 lamc42
    May 03, 2008
    I'm 42, in remission from RA for the 2nd time, have two hip replacements, and just found ou that I'm
    lamc42 lamc42
    May 03, 2008

    pregnant.  I'm very concerned about what effects this will have on my health.  Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Hollybgroovin
    Health Guide
    May 04, 2008
    Hollybgroovin
    Health Guide
    May 04, 2008

    I understand your concerns.  I have read, however, that you can have a normal pregnancy, even a normal vaginal pregnancy with hip replacements.  As far as the rheumatoid arthritis is concerned, talk to your rheumatologist about this.  Be open and honest and make sure you express your concerns and fears.  Your rheumatologist knows your situation and should be able to have a pregnancy plan.  I have found some helpful information on this recently and think it may be helpful:

    http://www.healthcentral.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/c/97/2702/ra/

    Good luck and best wishes.  Please know we are all here for support!


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