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Do the symptoms of rheumatoid athritis worsen in pregnancy?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 07/06/2022

Probably not. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who become pregnant do not usually have any more symptoms of RA during gestation. This is due to changes in the immunological profile that occur during pregnancy.

However, once the baby is born, the rheumatoid arthritis can get worse. As such, specialist control is of vital importance, to try to avoid a possible flare up of the disease.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.