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can i get pregnant even though i have ms?

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Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
Yes: Recent studies do not show MS as a risk for increased fetal loss or abnormalities. Generally, the disease quiets down during pregnancy. Pregnancy per se does not worsening the natural course of ms, and may in part be protective. Talk to your neurologist about a planned pregnancy and need to discontinue MS disease modifying drugs (and possible other medications) well ahead of trying to conceive.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disabling disorder of the nervous system, but has no significant impact on the course of pregnancy.
Oct 13, 2013
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, it just might mean a high risk pregnancy so make sure to work very closely with your ob/gyn.
Answered on Mar 3, 2013
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Sure: Pregnancy is protective but stop your MS drug prior to pregnancy to avoid harm to your new child and resume following L & D
Answered on May 17, 2014

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