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Air Pollution Reaches Babies Before Birth

Air pollution breathed in by pregnant women can travel through the bloodstream to the placenta, which nourishes the fetus via the umbilical cord.

By Diane Domina

Zika Virus Is Still a Threat, Says the CDC

CDC advises pregnant women not to travel to areas where there is Zika risk and recommends those who travel to these areas wait three months before conceiving.

By Diane Domina

Are You a Nursing Mother? Don't Drink

Women who drink alcohol while breastfeeding may be more likely than those who abstain from alcohol to have children with cognitive problems.

By Diane Domina

Babies Given Solid Foods Earlier May Sleep Better

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests introducing solids at 3 months of age is usually safe and results in small, but significant, improvements in sleep.

By Diane Domina

Obesity and Pregnancy: How to Beat Food Cravings

Struggling with excess weight gain during pregnancy? These expert tips can help you stay on track.

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

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