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What You Need to Know About RA and Pregnancy

Pregnant young adult woman at home

Woman holding her wrist

Is Your RA Under Control?

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How Severe Is Your RA?

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What Medication Are You Taking?

pregnant woman and husband talking to doctor

Connect Your Medical Team

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Michal Bar Haim

Will RA Affect My Baby?

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Joshua Reddekopp

Will I Pass My RA to My Baby?

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Will Your RA Get Worse During Pregnancy?

Young woman in childbirth

What About Labor and Delivery?

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How Will RA Affect Your Ability to Care for Your Baby?

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Can I Breastfeed?

Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW


Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.