Arthritis and Pregnancy

Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting and overwhelming times in most people’s lives.

But even more so if you, or your partner, has arthritis. The Pregnancy and Arthritis booklet offers information and practical advice to help you and your partner:

  • prepare for pregnancy
  • understand the safety and potential risks of arthritis medications before conception, during conception, pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding
  • plan for life with your new baby, and
  • find support and additional information to cope with the journey towards parenthood.

The information inside is based on the latest research and recommendations, and has been reviewed by Australian arthritis experts, as well as many parents with arthritis, to make sure it is current and relevant to your needs. It is important for people with arthritis to be aware of their emotions; and of the risks and impact of depression. This information outlines the symptoms of depression and what you can do to manage it.

Contact the Arthritis Infoline on 1800 011 041 to request your copy or download these resources for further reading: