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Can I get pregnant though I have MS?

Question Date: 8/28/2012

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For a woman with MS, the decision to have a baby can be more difficult. MS does not hinder a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant and carrying a child to full term. MS is only another factor in one’s decision to have a child, not the only one. Planning the pregnancy and getting all the information you need can make the decision process easier. Together with your partner, visit your neurologist and discuss current disease activity and possible progression. With a bit of flexibility and a creative, proactive approach on the part of both parents, solutions to various challenges presented by MS are attainable. Attend a local MS support group meeting and talk to others who are successfully parenting with MS. To learn more, request a copy of Pregnancy for Women with MS by calling 1-888-MSFOCUS (673-6287).

Answer Date: 8/28/2012

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