I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant and couldn’t be happier. Now I’m in my second trimester I feel better than I have in years!
However, I didn’t actually have the best start to my pregnancy due to quite a severe relapse of my MS. I wanted to share what happened as I felt quite alone during that time. After speaking to other women with MS and doing some Googling I found that most of them seemed to feel much better and/or stopped relapsing when they fell pregnant. This made me feel awful. I was obviously very happy for them but literally the day I fell pregnant, I relapsed.
If you have MS and you’re pregnant or thinking of starting a family, this blog post is here to give you hope, reassurance and comfort. I don’t want to scare you or make you have doubts. Even in the darkest times everything will be okay and you will come out the other side. I’m proof of that.
MS differs vastly from person to person, so it goes without saying that every pregnant woman with MS has a very different experience. So here is my experience during my first trimester…