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Postpartum Opioid Use for Pain Management: What You Should Know

What are your pain relief options after childbirth? Learn the options and how the opioid epidemic is affecting guidelines.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications and Pregnancy

It’s commonly believed that if you’re pregnant, you shouldn’t take any medication at all because it may hurt the baby. But when you have RA, it may actually be better for both you and your baby to control your RA with medication. Here’s what you can ...

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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

Study Adds to Concerns About Pain Reliever Use During Pregnancy

Research has shown that long-term use of the pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk for neurodevelopmental problems like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD...

By Diane Domina

First Trimester Exposure to Anti-Thyroid Drugs Associated with Birth Defects

A study finds that the combination of two anti-thyroid medications during the first trimester can harm your baby before they’re even born.

By Stephanie Stephens

Which Shots Do You Need When You’re Pregnant?

Certain vaccines will protect you and your baby during your pregnancy and afterward. Learn which ones to get and when.

By Sophie Ramsey

Essential Vaccines for Moms-to-Be

Making sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations before you become pregnant, and get two essential vaccines while you’re expecting.

By Sophie Ramsey

10 Ways to Have a Healthy Pregnancy With Diabetes

Put your mind at ease with these tips on how to prepare before you conceive and what you can do once you’re pregnant.

By Ginger Vieira

Anxiety and Medications During Pregnancy

You have anxiety and you just found out you are pregnant, or maybe you are thinking of becoming pregnant. What do you do? Do you continue taking anxiety medications? What are the risks of possible birth defects?

By Eileen Bailey