For pregnant women with MS or epilepsy, some good news
Researchers at Stanford University have found that women with multiple sclerosis or epilepsy have only a slightly higher risk of abnormal fetal growth and C-section delivery compared with women without the conditions. Let's repeat, only a slightly higher risk. Nor do they appear to suffer a higher rate of other complications compared with pregnant women in general.
The news release from Stanford University.
The abstract from the study, based on an analysis of a large national database and published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
Both MS and epilepsy are relatively common in women of child-bearing years. And the findings should provide some reassurance to those with the conditions who are pregnant -- or contemplating becoming so.