Well there are two schools of thought on that. I've read both... There is the belief that the chance to have ms is more prominent if u have a parent with ms, but there is also the belief that it is NOT passed on from parent to child, but rather from more distant family. There is a connection in sibling to sibling as well. Meaning, often it is seen in siblings where the parents have no indication of ms or ms'ish symptoms. I suppose it's not real clear. In any case...u just have to weigh the situation as it affects u and u'r boyfriend. If u feel ms or not...i want kids...then go with that! Don't let the fear of something u can't be sure of prevent u from doing something u ARE sure u want. This is a tough position friend. I know of folks who made the decision to not have kids because they knew they had ms and i also know of folks who did have kids and it has of course enriched their lives and given them all that they hoped for. Be easy on u'rself here friend. Take lots of time to weigh this and don't worry about what if's just yet. We'll be right here supporting u and u'r boyfriend with all this.
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