Arthritis and pregnancy?
4 Replies
Dana - February 9

I am 32 yrs old and I have been trying to get pregnant for a year and a half. I suffer from psoriatric arthritis and ankylosing spondolitis and I'm just wondering what I'm in for once I do become pregnant.Has anyone out their suffered from this while pregnant? Concerned!


Angie - February 14

HI Dana,
Actually about 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Degenerative disc disease located in my lumbar spine, I feel as though its definetly moved on from my back, doc's mentioned then that getting pregnant anymore would definetly make it worse. Then recently found out that I have mild scoliosis in my neck, would these things stop me from trying to conceive no. But when the doc's mention to me that having another pregnancy would definetly increase the problem makes me worry but not stop me.
Good luck


Angie - February 14

Also husband and I have been trying for almost 2 yrs too and nothing.

Baby dust !


Ashley - September 20

Hi Dana I hope that you are now pregnant. If not I can give you hope. I tried for 7, yes 7 years to get pregnant. I was diagnosed with AS in my late twenties but have had symptons since my late teens. I am now 45 and am just beginnig to figure out how this all works together. I definetly belive that the underlying pathology that caused the AS also impacted my fertility. As you know ever case is different but the more I know ,the more I know that the doctors are far from figuring all of this out. The good news is that during my two pregancies, one at 35 and the other at 40 (I also had secondary infertillity) my back actually was no problem. The bigger problem is keeping up with two energetic boys when I am stiff and in pain. I also am starting to present more symptoms as I get older and was just diagnosed with Iritis which is somewhat common. Good Luck. I wish you well


Molly - September 22

Dana, I have been trying for almost 2 years with no sucess yet hoping this is the month! I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 20 and am now 29. but steriods are the problem of messing up my cycles to get pregnant. My doc told me that when you actually get preg people with ra seem to be in remisson which would be awesome. Also one of my good friends sister has ra and 2 children and she felt the best while she was preg. Hope this helps some.



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