Jenn-I can't respond to the pregnancy issues, but I do want to encourage you with some of my experience with pain control in AS. Have you read "The Arthritis Diet". It works. Synthetic foods, canned foods, dead food, additives, preservatives, etc., all increase my pain. When my diet is right, with primarily raw fruits, veggies, soy milk (all dairy products are out), oatmeal, flaxseed and olive oil, etc., my pain is controlled with simply Vioxx, capsaicin creams, and exercise. Please educate yourself about the anti-inflammatory effects of certain oils in our diets. Do what you can to raise your level of endorphins (sex, laughter, walking-which changes our brains, by the way-ecstatic music. All of this helps me. Good luck to you.