Last reply 3 years ago
Starting a family

Hi all (particularly the ladies), me and my husband would love to start a family together, but I have big reservations about how a) my body would handle pregnancy and b) how I would handle looking after a baby / small child (when it’s hard enough looking after myself sometimes). I would love to hear any thoughts, advice, or experiences about how you have managed to do this, and the impact on your health. We have a lot of family support, and my husband is amazing, but I’m still worried. Xx

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3 years ago

Hi @ Rachie

Oh I feel the exactly the same, I wish I new the awnser but I guess we would handle a baby Absolutely fine as it’s our natural instinct for us too no matter how difficult.

We shouldn’t let Ms stop us doing what we want but also I completely understand what you mean, I’m stuck!


3 years ago

Talk to your MS Nurse about your plans.

Being pregnant seems to put MS on hold for the duration of the pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding.

Worrying about how you’re going to cope is a natural instinct whether you have MS or not.

Don’t let MS make your life decisions for you. You have MS- MS doesn’t have you! 😉

3 years ago

I was told that I wss up shit creak his words and it was going to be hard falling pregnant but I proved him wrong I have 2 healthy boys. Now remember ladies your ms goes away you will like a new woman it’s so freaky. I loved being pregnant, but there’s always a but expect a relapse after giving birth.

3 years ago

I have a two year old and am pregnant right now. I am not letting MS change my plans for my family. Is it harder? YES! Do I have different concerns than someone who doesn’t have MS, for sure! Usually during pregnancy your symptoms are supposed to decrease, that has not happened in either pregnancies, which was a bummer. I have also been told to be cautious for a relapse after giving birth. I don’t remember this specifically happening after my first, but I was having frequent relapses so it could have happened. Raising children is tricky as well. I do get upset when I think about all the things I won’t be able to do with them, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make that up in other ways. Feel free to send me a message or friend me if you want to chat!

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