Journal article

Family planning, antenatal and post partum care in multiple sclerosis: a review and update

Anneke Van Der Walt, Nguyen Ai-Lan, Vilija Jokubaitis

Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis is more prevalent in women of childbearing age than in any other group. As a result, the impact of multiple sclerosis and its treatment on fertility, planned and unplanned pregnancies, post partum care and breastfeeding presents unique challenges that need to be addressed in everyday clinical practice. Given the increasing number of disease-modifying agents now available in Australia for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, there is a growing need for clinicians to provide their patients with appropriate counselling on family planning. Providing better evidence regarding the relative risks and benefits of continuing therapy before, during and after pregnancy is an importan..

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