How multiple sclerosis affects pregnancy

Worldwide, MS may affect more than 2 million people.

Worldwide, MS may affect more than 2 million people.  (iStock)

People who deal with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis are strong and courageous. While some show few symptoms and can live a normal life, others deal with more severe effects like paralysis and impaired speech. Since women between ages 20–50 are the most likely to get MS, doctors expect some questions about pregnancy. How does MS affect pregnancy? Can MS patients have children?

For the most part, women dealing with MS can have children successfully. On the other hand, they should know more about treating MS outside of pregnancy first. Then, they can talk with their practitioners further before getting pregnant.

Next Page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *