I 'd like to have some advice about the best way to deal with the next months, and some of the decisions I will have to make.
Briefly, I have MS since 2012, I have been trying to face this illness in the most positive way (this is the reason why at the end I decided to have a baby ) and thanks to an healthy diet/exercise/physio I have been able to manage my symptoms well enough.
My questions now are more about what women with MS face when they are pregnant, but especially I am interested in your experience in the way the healthcare system (midwifes/doctors but also your neurologist) deals in such situations
for example: Are the doctor more incline to suggest programmed C-section rather than natural birth? Is the epidural a feasible option for women with MS ?
Are we subjected to more periodical scans despite not being consider a high-risk category?
If any relapse occurs, who should be contacted first?
Based on your experience should I start the treatment immediately after birth or try to breast feed as long it is possible(my preferred option)? Ideally I would like to have a scan as soon as possible after the birth to understand if there is any new activity and hopefully this should help me to make a decision, but of course this will depend by the neurologist
In a couple of weeks I’ll start my appointments in the hospital, and in September I’ll meet the MS nurse and I’d like to be prepared about what to ask.
Any suggestion will be much appreciated