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Pregnant @ 42 with MS
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kevkylekorey posted:
Hi,

My name is Rachel, I am 42 and found out a week ago that I am pregnant. Saw my OB 2 days ago and he said I am 6 weeks along. I am both scared and excited. I have 3 boys - 13, 12 & 8 and this is my 5th pregnancy. I had a miscarriage 2 years ago and I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on Feb. 9, 2010. So far, I am doing well with my MS since there are no major flare ups except for some numbness and tingly sensations on my right thumb, pointer and index fingers. I stopped my medication, with my neurologist's approval the day I found out I was pregnant. I hope this pregnancy will go well. My husband and I haven't announced it yet. We wanted to make sure that the baby's fine before we tell the kids because they were really saddened with my last pregnancy. There was no heartbeat at 10 weeks.

Is there any member out here that is or was in the same situation as I am today? I mean, pregnant at 42 with MS?

I wish everyone well and enjoy your pregnancy!

Rachel
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74MyCrazyLife responded:
Hi Rachel,

Well I am 37 w/ms and just took a pregnancy test yesterday and it was positive! To our surprise, because we were not planning on having anymore children. We have two sons 12 & 7. I believe I am 5 weeks along. I was dx w/ms last Nov and am doing really well. My dilemma is that I am very overwhelmed about finding this out. I am worried that this baby will have either a birth defect or down syndrome because I have ms. Is that true do you know? I have a ob/gyn appt this thursday so I plan on asking all of my questions. I'm still very conflicted and not sure if I will end this pregnancy or not.

How are you doing?
 
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Willoremma responded:
I am 41 and am 10 weeks pregnant. I was diagnosed with MS back in 1994 right after my husband and I married and choose not to have children because we did not know the course of the disease. I have done very well over the last 17 years and surprise I am now pregnant which was not planned and we did not think could happen. We did get a heart beat on the ultrasound this week so things are going fine for us.
 
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TCKArchi responded:
I'm 35. I found out I on the same day that I was pregnant and that I had MS (to be accurate- that day I was told that I had multiple lesions on my spinal cord consistant with MS, the diagnosis has since been confirmed).

Everything seems to be going well so far (I'm only at 11 weeks right now)....
 
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alisonb73 replied to TCKArchi's response:
38 and TTC and have MS. Diagnosed in 2007.


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