I asked a similar question a few weeks back about pregnancy and arthritis. I've now been off Enbrel for 8 weeks and have just been told by the rheumy team that being of it for 4 weeks is ok before trying to conceive (TTC) as opposed to 3 months (bit of a difference!!!) I've been struggling with a bad flare over the last few months but a strong boost of oral steroids seem to be helping. I'm in the process of reducing the dose and am currently on 35mg reducing bt 5mg per week. My aim is to get to none at all as I'm really scared about becomming pregnant whilst being on steroids and am now scared about having to take steroids during my pregnancy as I have very active RA.
The rheumy team have told me that it is safe to be on steroids during pregnancy but I am still really really worried about them harming the baby in some way. I'm not sure that I could cope with the guilt if something were to happen. Also, the thought of being on steroids for another 9 months really frightens me.
Can anyone offer me any advice to ease my worry?! Should I give up on the pregnancy idea all together if I'm this concerned as it's not going to help with my RA.?! At the same time I am now desperate to have a baby and at 33 time is ticking for me.