Relationships and Family Planning

Love, relationships, sex, having a family. These are all essential parts of everyday life that can feel more complicated or daunting with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Living with MS should not limit the relationships you want to have, and there is no evidence to suggest that MS impacts the fertility of either men or women. Working with your MS Team will help ensure that you remain as healthy as possible when trying for a baby, from conception to childbirth and beyond.

For some, talking about these topics with your partner or your MS Team might be difficult, it may even feel awkward. If this sounds like you, don’t worry. From sex to becoming a parent, and the stages in between, here you can find the information you need to start the conversation with confidence.

Planning for a family

Are you thinking about having children or growing your family? Being diagnosed with MS won't stop you, but there’s some important information you should know, like keeping your MS Team informed. Watch this video to find out more.

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Planning for a family

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Sex and relationships

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Trying for a baby

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Pre-pregnancy and labour

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Becoming a parent

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