Moms with MS don’t have to miss out on the joys of motherhood, worrying whether they will pass on the disease. The risk is slight and you can assist the odds.
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Find information about medical care before and during pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care.
As a woman ages, her risk of pregnancy complications increases, as does her baby’s risk of birth defects. Noninvasive pregnancy tests can screen for Down syndrome earlier in pregnancy.
Multiple sclerosis sufferers may have a “catch-up” relapse postpartum, but usually nothing serious. See how one mom with MS fared after flare-up; get warning signs.
Is the medical term “advanced maternal age” scaring you about having a baby? Find out how healthy women can manage the risks of pregnancy at 35 and beyond.
Childbirth can be scary for anyone, let alone for a woman who has multiple sclerosis. Ohio mom’s delivery had twists and turns, but her MS wasn’t a factor.
If you decide to attempt in vitro fertilization, be prepared to go all in. The course of treatments is time-consuming and costly – both financially and emotionally. Find out more about the process.
Moms with multiple sclerosis should plan to have extra help when they first bring baby home. Risk is real for relapse, mood changes, more fatigue than moms without MS.
The methods offered to help you control the gender of your baby are old wives’ tales at best, but it doesn’t hurt to learn what harmful practices you should avoid.
A military couple learns the husband is being deployed. He banks sperm so the woman can continue trying to get pregnant while he’s overseas. Find out how banking sperm can increase fertility options.
There are many common misunderstandings about the causes of male infertility. Here’s your chance to learn what’s real and what’s myth.