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Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199732920.003.0006

Series: What Do I Do Now

Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis

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The risk of MS relapse is lower during pregnancy but significantly higher in the postpartum period. There are several key management issues to address in women of childbearing age with multiple sclerosis who are pregnant or in family planning. In this chapter, we review important therapeutic issues regarding peripartum and postpartum disease management, data regarding the prospect of breastfeeding, and the psychosocial support and counseling to help patients and their families navigate these decisions.

Chapter.  1058 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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