Showing posts from May, 2017

1st Trimester of Pregnancy and MG

I was late but not certain. I crept out of bed early and found the pregnancy test I had bought the day before. So many times before I had taken this test and seen a negative result, but this felt different.   After doing a silent happy dance, much to my dog's amusement, I silently climbed back into bed, waited for my husband to wake up and prayed a thankful prayer. as I'm not very good at keeping secrets I woke him after 10 min to share our happy news!

The first trimester is characterised medically by the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Personally, it's been 3 of the most exciting, but anxiety provoking months of my life.
If you have just found out you're pregnant or are planning here are 5 things to remember.

1. Choose the right Dr for you, preferably prior to conception. 

Make sure to find a Dr. that will work with you and neurologist. First prize would be someone who has guided a woman with MG through her pregnancy. I asked my neurologist for a referral and saw my Gynae…

Myasthenia Gravis and Pregnancy

Myasthenia Gravis and Pregnancy
It took us 8 years to get to the point where we could confidently decide to have a baby. Before this, MG had made my health a bit of a rollercoaster ride. From having a thymectomy, three admissions for IVIG and three admissions for Plasma exchange, three different immunosuppressive drugs and a host of other drugs my body had finally got the combination that it needed to stabilise. I was in what I called a drug assisted remission.
After consulting with the Gynecologist and Neurologist and getting the thumbs up we were warned not to get our hopes up for at least a year, given all the trauma my body had gone through. And then five months later, almost unexpectedly I knew I was pregnant. Confirmed by tests we are now embarking on a new adventure! I will do a series of blogs focused on MG and pregnancy during this exciting and scary time so stay tuned!

Firstly I wanted to share some of the most important facts regarding MG and Pregnancy:
Things to think about as …