Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating tomorrow! I partnered with Antidote to make this video explaining one thing I am feeling particularly thankful for this year. (You can check out the full length video here).

One of the reasons I have so many more options during this pregnancy is thanks to moms who came before me and contributed their data to various studies on medication safety during pregnancy - including my own data from my second pregnancy! I recently learned at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego that the data my second son and I contributed to a Mother to Baby study was used to show that there is no increased risk of serious infections in infants after birth when the mother used a TNF inhibitor to control their RA during pregnancy! So it is exciting both to contribute and to benefit from this research.

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1 comment:

Rick Phillips said...

Mariah, this mirrors a theme I wrote about for CLARA Health this week. No not about all moms, but about a mom in particular. We all owe a great deal of gratitude to those who took those first steps.