Navigation Links
MS Need Not Preclude Pregnancy
Date:11/18/2009

Study finds complications no greater overall than for other women

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that having multiple sclerosis puts pregnant women at slightly higher risk for giving birth via cesarean deliveries or having babies that grow at a slower rate in the womb.

But the researchers, whose findings were published online Nov. 18 in Neurology, also reported that pregnant women with MS were not more likely than other women to develop such conditions as preeclampsia or premature rupture of membranes.

The findings came from an examination of a national database that included details on about 18.8 million childbirths in 38 states, including deliveries by an estimated 10,000 women with MS.

The two groups of pregnant women differed somewhat. Those with MS were more likely than those without chronic medical conditions to have fetuses that suffered from restricted growth, as defined by weight measured through ultrasound. Among women with MS, 2.7 percent had fetuses in that category, compared with 1.9 percent of other women.

Women with MS were also more likely to have a cesarean delivery: 42 percent had a c-section, compared with 33 percent of other women.

However, the study found that women with MS had lower pregnancy complication rates than did women who had diabetes before becoming pregnant.

"These results are reassuring for women with MS," study author Dr. Eliza Chakravarty. of Stanford University School of Medicine. said in a news release from the American Academy of Neurology.

"Women and their doctors have been uncertain about the effect of MS on pregnancy, and some women have chosen to delay or even avoid pregnancy due to the uncertainty," Chakravarty said. "We found that women with MS did not have an increased risk of most pregnancy complications."

More information

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has more about multiple sclerosis.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology, news release, Nov. 18, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Public Health and Need for Consistent Standards Preclude Exception for Breastfeeding Mother in National Medical Licensing Test
2. HIV therapy in pregnancy-data support WHO recommendations
3. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break link to childhood obesity
4. Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids
5. Pregnancy may increase the risk of developing binge eating disorder
6. Pregnancy may slow -- not accelerate -- progression to AIDS
7. Study indicates pregnancy does not harm chances of survival from cancer
8. Kaiser Permanente Study Shows One in Seven Women are Depressed Before, During, or After Pregnancy
9. 15% of Women Struggle With Pregnancy-Related Depression
10. IVF technique enables pregnancy without multiple births, Stanford researchers find
11. Maternal Mortality Declining in Middle-income Countries; Women Still Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth in Low-income Countries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... An educational campaign aimed at everyone ... courtesy of awareness-driven celebrities and thought leaders. It also provides insight to the ... leaders such as Bioness. , As patients feel increasingly concerned about the ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... PALMYRA, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 ... ... over $90,000 in scholarships to students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this ... She accepted her award on May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... thousands of defective respirators, according to court documents and SEC filings. A ... and Becky Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The Woodlands at John Knox ... new model of care for living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The ... a Real Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Long Island Chapter on June 4, 2016, 1:30-3:30 ... , Dr. Maisel, founder of Retina Group of New York , is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25,2016 FDA 510(k) ... Cellvizio platform for urological and surgical applications ... inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser endomicroscopy ... in the US with the 12 th ... Administration (FDA). This new FDA clearance covers Confocal ...
(Date:5/25/2016)...  Zymo Research Corp. announced today the final ... that help researchers obtain the most accurate and ... rapid growth of the study of microbiomes has ... methods to improve the reproducibility and quality of ... every step of the measurement process including collection ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016  Granger Diagnostics today announced immediate ... wounds and infections. This test ensures discovery of ... viruses. The test requires only a simple swab of ... David G. Bostwick , MD, Chief Medical ... wound healing: "We are excited to make available, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: