Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Just Got Pregnant and Take MS Drugs? Here’s What You Should Do

Learning that you are pregnant can be an exciting event. But unexpectedly becoming pregnant while you are taking powerful medications can cause panic and concern. For many medications, research studies have not been thoroughly conducted to ascertain the safety of specific medication use before or during pregnancy.

What to do once you learn you are pregnant
  • Contact your doctor. The best person equipped to work with you in deciding what you need to do to ensure the safety of your unborn child is your healthcare provider. If you have MS, contact your neurologist. If you have RA, contact your rheumatologist. You get the idea.
  • Women who become pregnant while using prescription medication can contribute to the body of evidence-based information regarding the exposure of medications during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Contact MotherToBaby.org, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), to speak with experts, obtain information, and register with research studies. 
  • Contact the manufacturer of the medications you are taking. Some companies offer programs that enroll patients who become pregnant into studies to track their progress and outcomes.

Read this post in its entirety:

Pregnant with MS: Drug Exposure


  1. #MSforMS #PediatricMS
    POST PICS of yourself eating a S'more and donate, then challenge 10 or more friends!
    Fierce Chihuahuas

  2. Congratulations Lisa, post often with PG pics!

    PS - please send me an e-mail; I want to submit to the Carnival.