The study mentions the last trimester of pregnancy as when MS "virtually disappears"...
then only mentions female hormones. What else happens during the last trimester?
Another change is that the blood volume grows throughout pregnancy and reaches its peak at week 32, by almost doubling- There is also a decrease of fibrinolytic activity. The blood changes-
"The red cell mass is increased 20-30%. Leukocyte counts are variable during gestation, but usually remain within the upper limits of normal. Combined with a decrease in fibrinolytic activity, these changes tend to prevent excessive bleeding at delivery.
"There is a steady reduction in systemic vascular resistance (SVR) which contributes towards the hyperdynamic circulation observed in the last trimester of pregnancy."
I'm interested in hyperdynamic circulation, fibrin and the blood (which flows thru all people with MS)