Pregnancy & Parenting
The Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association has gathered these valuable resources on Pregnancy and Parenting. We are also working on a more comprehensive resources guide that will soon be available.
Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey
The Canadian Spondyloarthritis association was one of the partners that developped the Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey. It was developed and launched on International Women’s Day 2021 with the goal of eliciting a stronger understanding of patients’ experiences and identifying information gaps across different stages of life. Women+ were asked about their experiences and insights about contraception, family planning, menopause, sexual health, and parenting. The intent of the survey was to be inclusive of the LGBTQ2S+ community.
Our affiliates at Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance created a resource on pregnancy and parenting with arthritis. The resource covers a variety of topics including:
• Fertility and family planning
• Medication use
• Managing arthritis during pregnancy
• Labour and delivery
• Physical care of children
• Dealing with fatigue and flares
It also contains various quotes / statements from people living with arthritis who have experienced some of the challenges first-hand. The resource has been medically reviewed by Dr. Evelyne Vinet (rheumatologist and researcher) and Dr. Catherine Backman (occupational therapist and researcher) who have a great deal of expertise in pregnancy and parenting with arthritis. Become informed by reading this comprehensive, evidence-based resource!