Multiple Sclerosis & Pregnancy

pregnant-belly-stethoscopeThere is no evidence that multiple sclerosis (MS) causes fertility problems. There is also no evidence that it increases the likelihood of spontaneous abortions, stillbirths or birth defects.

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Most women’s MS symptoms actually lessen or disappear during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester. Overall, women with MS can expect to have normal fertility rates and pregnancies.

However, some women with walking problems, infrequent bowel movements, loss of bladder or bowel control, and fatigue may experience more of these MS symptoms during pregnancy. If this is the case for you, try using tools and equipment, such as wheelchairs, to help perform tasks and activities.