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Pregnancy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Women with rheumatoid arthritis who are of childbearing age face many challenges throughout pregnancy and extending into the postpartum period, from fertility to birth outcomes and control of disease. In this article, rheumatologist Emily Littlejohn, DO, MPH, discusses special considerations for managing patients with rheumatoid arthritis throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.

How Should I Treat Acute Agitation in Pregnancy?

Acute agitation in pregnancy jeopardizes the safety of both the patient and fetus. Dr. Adele Viguera, Associate Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program, explains how to evaluate for acute agitation in pregnant women, what treatments are safest, and the importance of applying a stepwise approach to interventions.

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