A question regarding pregnancy for ladies (and/or their partners in the UK). I have MS, diagnosed just over two years ago – was on DMDs and I’ve, thankfully been very stable. I’m now pregnant with my first, and have come off my DMDs. My neuro was totally relaxed about it, I feel fine etc. I know about the protective effects of pregnancy and so on, and risks post birth.
For some reason my midwife has classed me a ‘high risk’, which means I’m now under a consultant, have frequent appointments, extra scans and now have limited options for birth (I wanted a pool birth). Obviously I think it’s great this option is available for people who need it, but I think it’s totally unnecessary and is creating extra stress during this time – not least getting all the time off work. I’m thinking of pushing back but wanted to see what experiences other women with MS have had here in the UK – is this normal or a step too far?
Many thanks as always,