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8 Ways Ulcerative Colitis May Affect Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy with ulcerative colitis? Here are some things you should know to better prepare.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Trusted Health Websites Don't Always Get Preeclampsia Info Right

Preeclampsia, dangerous high blood pressure in pregnancy or just after giving birth, is one of the leading causes of maternal death in the U.S.

By Diane Domina

Heart Attacks in Pregnant Women and New Moms Are on the Rise

Heart attack risk in U.S. women during pregnancy, birth, and the two-month postpartum period increased 25 percent from 2002 to 2014, say researchers at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in New York City.

By Diane Domina

Preparing for Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes

There have been many medical advances that have made pregnancy with diabetes less risky. Here’s what you need to know about planning your pregnancy.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What To Expect… When You're No Longer Expecting

You’ve had your baby — congratulations! Now what? How do I care for my baby while still caring for myself? What will happen with my RA? Will it come back with a vengeance? You take care of the baby — we’ll take care of you.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Diabetes During Pregnancy: Risks and Control

Keeping blood sugar levels in check may help baby avoid a serious heart condition.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Caring for a Newborn When You Have RA: You Can Do It

Caring for a newborn is no easy feat in any situation, but when you have RA, it can be downright daunting. Moms who have RA speak candidly — and tell you it is possible.

By Cathy Kramer

What You Need to Know About RA and Pregnancy

Can I still take my medication while pregnant? Will I pass RA to my baby? Will my RA get worse while I’m pregnant? These are real and tough concerns — and we’re addressing all of them.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Restless Legs Syndrome, Pregnancy, and Sleep

If you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, you are more likely to experience RLS.

By Martin Reed