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Table 2 Participant reproductive history and perinatal medication use descriptions

From: “The medications are the decision-makers…” Making reproductive and medication use decisions among female patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a constructivist grounded theory

# Pregnancy history Medication use Reproductive goals Reproductive decision-making processd
Preconception Pregnancy Post-partum
P01 Never pregnant     To have children Having children
P02 Never pregnant     To have children Having children
P03 Never pregnant     To have children Having children
P04 Never pregnant Restarted MTX    To have children Planning pregnancy, using medications
P05 Never pregnant Using HCQ [↑ RA activity]    To have children Planning pregnancy, using medications
P06 Never pregnant Using chloroquinec    To have children Pregnancy planningc
P07 Never pregnant     Finished growing family  
P08 No previous pregnancy, pregnant   Started HCQc and prednisone [↓ RA activity]   Intending to have children Planning pregnancyc
P09 No previous pregnancy, pregnant Stopped MTX, HCQ, SZS; started certolizumab pegol Using certolizumab pegol [low RA activity]   To have children Planning pregnancy
P10 Previous pregnancya; 1 child Stopped MTX; started certolizumab pegol Used certolizumab pegol Started MTX(?), stopped breastfeeding To have children Planning pregnancy
P11 Previous pregnancya; 1 child Stopped MTX, HCQ, SZS Used prednisone; [high RA activity] Started certolizumab pegol, delayed MTX to breastfeed Finished growing family  
P12 Previous pregnancya; 1 child Used MTX and etanercept Stopped MTX in T1; used etanercept, prednisone [high RA activity] Started MTX, stopped breastfeeding Finished growing family  
P13 Previous pregnancya; 2b children Stopped SZS Used prednisone [high RA activity] Started MTX, stopped breastfeeding Finished growing family  
P14 Previous pregnanciesa, 2 children 1st: used etanercept until conception
2nd: Used etanercept
1st: no medication; [high RA activity]
2nd: Used etanercept [low RA activity]
1st: used etanercept; did not breastfeed
2nd: used etanercept; did not breastfeed
Finished growing family  
P15 Previous pregnanciesa; 2 children 1st: cDid not start DMARDs
2nd: Stopped HCQ
1st: no medication; [low RA activity]
2nd: no medication; [high RA activity]
1st: breastfeeding? [High RA activity]
2nd: Started tDMARDs; breastfeeding?
Finished growing family  
P16 Previous pregnanciesa; 2 children 1st: Stopped LEF, MTX
2nd: Used prednisone
1st: Used prednisone
2nd: Used prednisone
2nd: Started DMARDs after breastfeeding Finished growing family  
P17 Previous pregnancies; no children cUsing SZS, HCQ; intending to start bDMARD    Intending to have children Having children
P18 Previous pregnancies; 4 children    Delayed MTXc to breastfeed To have children Having children
P19 Previous pregnancy; 4 children Using HCQ, etanercept    To have children Planning pregnancy
P20 Previous pregnancy; 3b children    Using HCQc, SZS; delaying MTX to breastfeed Finished growing family Parenting
P21 Previous pregnancy; 1 child c    Finished growing family Parenting
  1. Abbreviations: bDMARDs biologic DMARDs, DMARDs disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, tDMARDs targeted DMARDs, HCQ hydrochloroquine, LEF leflunomide, MTX methotrexate, RA rheumatoid arthritis, SZS sulfasalazine
  2. aDiagnosed with RA during one or more previous pregnancy experiences
  3. bOne child was not carried by participant through pregnancy (i.e., adopted or joined family through marriage)
  4. cIndicates timing of receiving RA diagnosis if within the perinatal period
  5. dRelative to the timing of the interview with participant