Are there any special precautions the provider would need to take with a pregnant mom with rheumatoid arthritis? Do any of you professionals have any experience with this?
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2/23/08 at 11:37pm
You know, I was just listening to a medical podcast about this very subject yesterday! They said that in 80% of cases the RA symptoms will completely disappear during pregnancy and won't return until after the birth. So, I can't imagine that a woman who is not having any pain and not taking any meds wouldn't be ok for homebirth if that is what she wants.
I've had RA for 12 years and counting... It was horrible before I got pg and it's bad again. But during pg and birth, I had no symptoms whatsoever. It was great! Makes me want to have another one...