Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/17/2015 -- Pregnancy is considered by many women as one of the most wonderful and important experiences in their lives. However, there is some information about pregnancy that women suffering with rheumatoid arthritis need to know.
The Arthritis Foundation has provided some important information about rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy on its website. One study seems to show that healthy women have more children than women with rheumatoid arthritis do. There are also many other topics about pregnancy and rheumatoid arthritis on the Foundation's website.
According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before getting pregnant with their first child, were more likely to have fewer pregnancies overall. Experts believe that women should see their doctor first and talk about the medications they are taking before they try to conceive.
"It is very important to note that the effects of drugs can stay inside the body for a certain time period, even if someone has already stopped taking the drug. This can affect an unborn child during the earliest days of pregnancy," stated VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
Talking to their doctor can help women make the right decision. For instance, they can taper off harmful medication use, or switch to drugs that are less risky, months before they try to conceive. Women can also ask their healthcare provider about prenatal vitamins and supplements that can significantly help reduce birth defects. Doctors may recommend vitamin D and calcium supplements.
The University of Washington's researchers conducted a study that found having rheumatoid arthritis may potentially elevate a woman's risk of having a premature baby. However, the condition does not seem to increase the risk of having a child with a low birth weight.
"It may seem difficult for women who have rheumatoid arthritis and want to conceive. However, they should talk to their doctor and learn about the steps they can take to make their pregnancy safer," said O'Sullivan.
Medications and drugs, including the ones used for arthritic conditions, are believed to be harmful, more specifically for the side effects they can cause. This is why many consumers seem to be using natural alternatives such as glucosamine supplements. These supplements are widely believed to be both effective and safe to use. Experts recommend that consumers opt for glucosamine supplements that also contain other ingredients, such as chondroitin, MSM and turmeric (http://www.amazon.com/Glucosamine-Sulfate-Chondroitin-Supplement-Turmeric/dp/B00DUMO9X4/ie=UTF8?&m=A3OG9DHZ3GI58O&keywords=glucosamine).
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