Disabled and pregnant

Discussion in 'First Trimester' started by simhaz1, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. simhaz1

    simhaz1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi there i've just found out i'm pregnant with my 3rd and after i haqd my first i found out i had MS was woundering if anyone else suffers with MS or any other disability and how they cope i was told by the docors me being pregnant would not aggrivate my MS and all through my second i had an attack every month, i am feeling this is going the same way.

    has any one got any advice? it would be much appreciated

    thanks

    simhaz1
     
  2. Lindsay

    Lindsay Well-Known Member

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    Hi hun I don't have any advice but just wanted to say welcome to first tri :wave:

    Xxx
     
  3. Steelgoddess

    Steelgoddess Well-Known Member

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    Me either sorry but again welcome! and congrats!!

    xx

    :hug: :wave:
     
  4. mandspice

    mandspice Well-Known Member

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    Hiya,

    Welcome and congrats! Sorry to hear you have MS. I don't have any experience of this but I do have a "high risk" pregnancy due to a few factors. It means I get extra care which is great, I expect you will too? xx
     
  5. simhaz1

    simhaz1 Well-Known Member

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    Hiya :wave:

    you would think i would get extra care but i haven't yet.

    when i was in labour with my second i ask for an epidural eventauly someone came and he said he couldn't do it as i have MS so i had to wait so they could call someone else that might be able to do it,

    you would have thought they would have figured that out, i had been in for at least 16 hours before i need it.

    not looking forward to this time really, still waiting for the midwife to contact me, been waiting a week left a couple of messages stillo no joy
     
  6. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    :wave:

    I have Crohn's disease... as well has having a high risk pregnancy. I was told that my pregnancy would not aggravate my Crohn's although I have had quite a lot of stomach issues and I've had to change a lot of meds that I used to rely on heavily... :(

    tbh I don't think the medical profession really know what to do when someone with a chronic illness presents as pregnant. :rotfl: Its been fun watching them try though..

    I've had a lot more extra care near the end of my pregnancy than at the beginning... I had to wait for ages to get a scan (19weeks was my first on the NHS here in Spain).. I had to pay for private ones all before that or they were emergency ones up at the hospital.. So you might want to try that too...
     
  7. DebbieM

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    I don't have any advice either but just wanted to say Congratulations and Good Luck! :D
     

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