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Old 12-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Anyone here with MS who have had an Epidural before?

Hello everyone,

I just found out i am 4 weeks pregnant which is very exciting, and have always wanted to have an epidural either for C section or vaginal delivery, but i hear that this has high risks for people with MS.

While i believe this to be true, has anyone here ever had a successful epidural injection without any complications?

I have not yet been diagnosed with MS, but have all the symptoms and do not wanna risk any complications.

Please let me know if you can.


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Old 12-21-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone here with MS who have had an Epidural before?

CONGRATULATIONS!! As to the epidural, not ever been pregnant, I do not know (a guy )

You should get your OB or GP and your neuro to consulting with one another to plan for what action to take. My wife had a C-Section when our youngest was born but never had an epidural. (Her water broke just as I admitted her and the doctor said no epidural needed).

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:37 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone here with MS who have had an Epidural before?

I've had 3. Of course they all were before my dx. I didn't have any complications. I feel the benefits out weigh the risk, but that is a decision for you and your doctors. Good Luck with the pregnancy. It will go just great. The most important factor is taking good care of yourself after the birth. Have a good support team that can give you the needed rest to recover fully. Beware of the hormonal swings!

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