I am going to have a baby

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   Posted 4/11/2007 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a couple weeks pregnant. I have had MS for a year.  Anyone have experience with this.  I am scared.  What if I am to tired to deal with baby.  

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   Posted 4/11/2007 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
OHMYGOSH!!!!!!! Anita!!!!!!! Congrats, Congrats, CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy for u and i just know u'll mak a great mom!!! I bet u'll do just fine. Many people will want to be there to help and u take advantage of it!! Don't worry, it's a bit scary, but u'll do great!
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   Posted 4/11/2007 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anita Lynn,

I'm not diagnosed....so not sure if I can help too much.....but....congratulations!!!

I have been having symptoms for almost ten years....but mainly in the past three. My daughters are 4 and 2.
I found the whole new born experience pretty tiring....but as far as I can tell, so does EVERY new Mum...healthy or not! The rewards outweigh the days of being shattered!

Have you got good support around you for when the baby arrives?

By the way I found that during pregnancy all of my symptoms disappeared.....really nice to have 9 months off!! I hope you get the same benefit!

Good luck, and I hope you enjoy motherhood as much as I do!

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   Posted 4/11/2007 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Anita!! That is soooo exciting!! I am so happy for you! I am also not dx so I can't help too much.

The best advice I can give is rest, rest and more rest. I nursed all of my babies and it seemed to help a lot with the fatigue. It helped in the way that when the baby was hungry I got to sleep! I can't remember if you work or not. Nursing does work better if you don't have a job to go back too. Oh, how I really miss all the sleep I got when I nursed!!

Take it easy and enjoy the glory and beauty of being a mom!!


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   Posted 4/11/2007 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have also read and heard from several sources that it's extremely common for MS symptoms to go away (or at least get a lot better) during pregnancy. I sure hope this is the case for you. Big congratulations!!! Everything will be great!

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   Posted 4/12/2007 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope it goes smoothly for you. What an exciting new chapter opening in your lives! :)
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   Posted 4/12/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I got diagnosed after I gave birth to my daughter. Pregnancy usually protects you from MS symptoms. Something to do with the hormones we produce while preggers. The only thing I want to warn you about, the number one thing all the docs have warned me about (we are hoping to try for another soon) is that you are very vulnerable to a relapse right after the baby is born. So please take care of yourself and have help for when the baby comes home. I had a hard time recovering from childbirth b/c of a MS relapse. I made it through it with flying colors... I don't know what meds you are on but make sure to talk to your doc about them. I know that right after we have our next baby I am supposed to get right back on the avonex to hopefully keep away the relapse. Talk to all your docs about what you can do to make this pregnancy and recovery as easy as possible!!! Oh and I am in a group of ladies that are trying to get preggers or are already preggers on another site let me know if you are interested and I will send you the address privately....
take care!!!

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   Posted 4/12/2007 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Anita, thats wonderful news!  Congratulations!  I hope some of the moms here have made you feel a little better about it all.  Don't worry, you'll do just fine :-)
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   Posted 4/12/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Anita..... Being a new mom is very scary..... But it is also a very magical time. I have also heard about symptoms going on vaca..... I have been diagnosed, but don't have any real good advice about child bearing and ms. Read alot, and see if there is a new moms type of meetings in your area. That sometimes helps. Best of luck.

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   Posted 4/18/2007 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations Anita!

I have heard too that MS symtons usually go away during pregnancy.  I second what tkelly said cause I was dx after my 2nd child was born and never had any problems or symptons before that (that I can remember).

Looking back I think the reason I started with all these symptoms was I got really run down. Maybe people are predisposed to certain things, and if your immune system gets run down they come out. After my baby I got food allergies and some other wierd stuff that I had never had before. I think it was all related to a weakened immune system.

I was always like superwoman going, going, going and trying to be as efficient as I was before baby. I should have rested more, got more help, and just taken it more easy (the heck with the to do list!).  

Take care of yourself, gets lots of help, and rest. 

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