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Arthritis, pregnancy and the path to parenthood

This book will:


  • Answer questions surrounding pre-conception, pregnancy and post-birth

  • Help you understand the potential challenges in starting and raising a family

  • Give you coping strategies

  • Assist you in feeling less alone

  • Encourage you to achieve your goals


Topics covered include:


  • The decision to parent

  • Reducing or ceasing medications: the physical and psychological challenges

  • Pregnancy

  • The post-birth flare

  • Breastfeeding (nursing) versus bottle feeding your baby

  • Caring for you and your relationships with others

  • Caring for your baby for the first 12 months

  • Preparing to do it all again



Available in paperback and e-book formats.


Foreword by Ainslie Cahill, CEO of Arthritis Australia

Recommended reading for General Practitioners by the Royal Australian College of General Practice 

Endorsed and/or promoted by: Arthritis Australia, Arthritis USA, Arthritis Care UK, Arthritis New ZealandArthritis Ireland.




“Full of useful info and advice”

“It made me realise how much I have blocked that part of my life and have never really dealt with the emotional side of it”

“I’m so pleased another mum has written a book about this battle faced by people like me”

“Your story is truly inspirational and I’m sure will give so many people, not just with arthritis, perseverance to keep going and hope for what they want to achieve in the future”

 “"Your book is so honest. It is so comforting to know that I am not the only person feeling what I am feeling”

“I received your book today, and I can’t begin to tell you how much your book has changed my life within 20 minutes!”

“This book is a must read.....not only is it an inspiring and practical guide for men and women with a chronic illness and a desire to become parents, but it will help their families and friends understand what they are going through on a daily basis”

"Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I only hope you realise that your selflessness in sharing an emotional and private time in your life really has helped other women out there. You really have inspired me to take a more proactive approach to my illness and the possibility of one day becoming a mother too."

"I know this sounds dramatic, but I really believe sometimes in your life, there are things that make you draw a line in the sand so to speak, and there is before that time and after. I really feel like your book has made me draw a line in sand, and now I can go forward with a positive attitude regarding motherhood. I know it won't be easy, but I see the strength and determination of women such as yourself and those in your book and I know it can be done!"


Read by health consumers, carers and health care professionals in 14 countries including:

  • Argentina

  • Australia

  • Canada

  • France

  • German

  • Hong Kong

  • Ireland

  • Mexico

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • South Africa

  • Spain

  • United Kingdom

  • United States

Book reviews

Royal Australian College of General Practice


BJC Connected Care by Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist (Australia) (USA)


Interviews & articles

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