Strategies to Improve the Care of MS in Women

Pregnancy and the MS Patient: Pre-Pregnancy through Post-Partum

Patricia K. Coyle, MD
Stony Brook University

Jacqueline Bernard, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center


Relapse Rate and Pregnancy:
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Hughes SE, Spelman T, Gray OM,; MSBase study group. Predictors and dynamics of postpartum relapses in women with multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2014;20(6):739-746.