We are looking for people to participate in a research project aimed at understanding the impact of MS on pregnancy and having children. The results from this research would be used to help raise awareness and support for people with MS with children or who would like to start a family.
If you meet the below criteria and are interested in being involved in one of the meetings (either London, Birmingham or Leeds – sorry, this is a UK only study, not our decision!), please email [email protected] with your name and preferred location.
Research group criteria:
Aged between 18 and 40
Diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) in the last five years, and:
– Thinking about starting a family in the near future, or
– Had a child/been pregnant, or
– Decided against having children
Participants would attend one of three planned meetings (provisionally London, Birmingham & Leeds) lasting around two hours to explore all the potential issues and factors related to decisions on having children and MS. No preparation is required for the meeting. The meetings would take place in March or April 2016 at readily accessible, central locations.
The meetings would help inform the development of a questionnaire, which we aim to have completed by over 100 women with MS later this year.
Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed after the meeting along with a token of appreciation for your time.
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