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During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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MS During Pregnancy

If you have multiple sclerosis, you’re probably wondering if you can have a healthy pregnancy. We've got all the details.

What’s the best way to treat MS during pregnancy?

None of the major MS drugs are approved for use in pregnancy, so you’ll have to work with your doctor to find the regimen that’s right for you. Luckily, some women with MS notice that their symptoms let up during pregnancy. But beware: It’s not uncommon to have a relapse in the first few months after your baby is born.

What can I do to prevent MS?

You can’t. But if you have it, you can work with your doctor to manage the symptoms.

What do other pregnant moms do when they have MS?

“In order to try and get pregnant, I had to go off of my MS treatment and all other medications I was on. I went through horrible withdrawal for a good two months after going off my medication. And just when I started to feel better, we got pregnant.”

Are there any other resources for MS During Pregnancy?

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Yale School of Medicine

Plus, more from The Bump:

Fatigue During Pregnancy

Depression During Pregnancy

Constipation During Pregnancy

-- Jennifer L.W. Fink

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