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Most people who are diagnosed with
multiple sclerosis (MS) are women in their child-bearing years. Questions about whether MS affects getting pregnant or about labor and delivery are common.
Here are some answers:
If you have MS, and you want to have children, talk with your doctor. Some things to think about and plan for include:
Bennett KA (2005). Pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 48(1):
D'hooghe MB, et al. (2010). Long-term effects of childbirth in MS. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 81(1): 38–41.
Other Works Consulted
Giesser B (2010). Reproductive Issues in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis. Clinical Bulletin: Information Health Professionals. Available online: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/for-professionals/healthcare-professionals/publications/clinical-bulletins/index.aspx.
Kelly VM, et al. (2009). Obstetric outcomes in women with multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Neurology, 73(22): 1831–1836.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerBarrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
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