Pregnant Women With Multiple Sclerosis Need Not Worry – Study Reveals!
A recent study conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Helen Tremlett from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, Canada has revealed that women who are suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) and are pregnant do not pose any risk to the fetuses in their wombs.
As a part of this study, data from the BC Perinatal database registry and BC MS clinics’ between the years 1998 and 2009 was analyzed. Women with multiple sclerosis gave birth to 432 children and women without it gave birth to 2975 children.
Factors such as weight at birth, gestational age, birth type (caesarean or vaginal), onset of multiple sclerosis and disability level were considered for the study.
It was observed that babies born to mothers with MS did not show any difference in birth weight or gestational age when compared to the ones born to mothers without MS.
These findings should be reassuring to women who have MS and are planning to start a family according to Dr. Tremlett.