I don't know how safe Copaxone is for Pregnancy but I will tell you my story.
I was diagnosed on 09/04. I was told I had polycystic ovarian disease after seeing an endocronologist and having an ITT test. I have a pitutary Arachnoid Cyst, http://arachnoidcyst.org
, MS, Syringomyelia... all nasty diseases and they told me more than likely I would never be pregnant.
I was pregnant, 33, before I had the ITT test. I didn't know what it felt like.
I was on Medical Marijuana (which I think helps with the pain as well as the exacebrations), Duragesic for pain, Neurontin, Topomax, Elavil, Vicodin, and about 10 others I can't recall. I take Cortef (a steriod) to keep up with keeping my pitutary gland to work.
I was afraid that my boy, http://cassiusclay-harris.com
, would end up severly disabled like me and so far so good. He's kind of advanced. He was premature and that was a nightmare. I breastfed until he was about 14 months and I still lactate beacuse before I was pregnant I could feed an African village from all the milk I could not express thanks to my Arachnoid Cyst.
I waited and waited to take Copaxone because I didn't want to breastfeed on it and Dr. Richard Shubin in Arcadia (highly recommended as an MS specialist) told me I shouldn't breastfeed on this stuff. I hate Copaxone so far. It's taking me four months to get my nervous system to work with it. I was sick with "flu like symptoms" for six weeks and every cold lasted for a week and a half. It's kind of been a nightmare because I get tumor sized welps on my legs (I won't do it no sir re bob) from the "injection site" and had the nurse tell me use a warm compress (which has helped with the pain of the caustic material breaking down the fat... how can they expect we can't feel this? Are there nerves in fat? There are in the skin and muscles I think they can "feel" what's going on.) and let the alcohol dry.
It's the zines and anti seziure drugs that cause the most birth defects. I would find out if there are chemicals in Copaxone that have zines, ines... what ever and buy this great book called Medication and Mother's Milk and it will answer a lot of your questions. There are L1-L5 and L-5 goes through the placenta.
I was worried about taking Marijuana but what do you think midwives used to do for nasuea. Another great book. Women and Marijuana.
If my husband had been on copaxone I would have been concerned. I think the men should come off this stuff too because I bet it has something to do with low sperm count and wonderful things like that... like the middle ages when they wanted to blame us for the sex of a child.
Think about it. Do some more research and I have a feeling this drug can contribute to problems with miscarriages. I would look into that. There are too many women going through that methinks.