Women With RA May Have A Harder Time Becoming Pregnant.
Amy Norton writing in Reuters reported that, according to a study of 68,000 women in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis may make getting pregnant more difficult. Investigators found that 25 percent of the subjects had tried unsuccessfully for at least a year before they finally became pregnant, versus 16 percent of subjects without RA. This is unfortunate…. But the upside is that if pregnancy does take place, women will often go into spontaneous remission for the duration of the pregnancy.