Childbirth may slow Multiple Sclerosis

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Childbirth may slow Multiple Sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:48 am

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The women who already have at least one child have a thirty-four percent less of the possibility of having a progressive state of multiple sclerosis.

According to studies, those women who do not have children yet are more likely to reach a stage of MS where they would need assistance in walking with a brace or a cane.

Having a child before or after the symptoms of multiple sclerosis started to appear is of great help. On the other hand, those women who had children even after the onset of their disease’s symptoms were much better off. Either way, it seems that pregnancy helps in cases of multiple sclerosis. ... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1936
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Postby Mirry » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:54 pm

Squiffy, that was an interesting article. Now, back in 1996 when my Dr first told me he thought I had MS, he told me that the chances of me having a child that had MS also was very very high. He scared me so much I never had children, decided to go the four legged route instead. According to this article, it's about 4%.

Now the risk is too high at my age for other things to start having children now, but now I am left wondering whether I should of listened to them back then. Guess we will never know.
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Postby Jaded » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:30 am

I am shocked too - I thought it would make me worse. So sad now as it may be toooo late.

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