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How multiple sclerosis affects pregnancy 

People who deal with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis are strong and courageous. While some show few symptoms and can live a normal life, others deal with more severe effects like paralysis and impaired speech. Since women between ages 20-50 are the most likely to get MS, doctors expect some questions about pregnancy.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory condition.  One of the reasons that it affects postpartum depression is that the mother’s supply of omega-3 fatty acids needed to control the multiple sclerosis are depleted during pregnancy to for the development of the fetal brain.  As the levels of omega-3 fatty acids drop in the mother, the symptoms of multiple sclerosis rapidly return.  The easy solution is to take fish oil both before and after pregnancy.

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