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Reproductive counselling for MS: a rationale

Int MS J. 2003 Jun;10(2):52-9
Dwosh E, Guimond C, Sadovnick AD.
The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B5 Canada.

Many questions arise when counselling multiple sclerosis (MS) patients on the effects of MS on pregnancy, and vice versa.

Reassurance can often be given regarding contraception, fertility, pregnancy management, pregnancy outcome, and the risk of the child developing MS.

Much more information is needed, however, on the effects and implications of MS therapies on pregnancy and breast-feeding.