Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Studies

Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Studies

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Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Studies

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You May Be Wondering…Can autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis, and the medications to treat them lead to pregnancy problems?

Here’s some of what we know about multiple sclerosis and pregnancy…

Most studies have shown that women with MS do not have higher pregnancy risks than women without MS. The rates of miscarriage, birth defects, and pregnancy complications (like preterm birth) are most often found to be similar to the general pregnancy population. Read more here.

Help us learn even more…

The MotherToBaby Pregnancy Study conducted by OTIS is researching the possible effects of autoimmune diseases (such as Crohn’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and psoriasis) and the medication used to treat these conditions can have on pregnancy. Participants will not be asked to take or stop taking any medication as part of this study. We are also enrolling “controls” for these studies (women who don’t have an autoimmune disease, but who are pregnant).

If you are interested in learning more about these studies, please contact the coordinating center Toll-FREE at: 1-877-311-8972, fill out this online form, or email us at: otisresearch@ucsd.edu (Please include your name, phone number and best time to reach you).