Treatment of myasthenia. II.

Affordable Access

Treatment of myasthenia. II.

Publication Date
Apr 24, 1971
  • Medicine


Things to Consider if you Have MG and Are Thinking About Getting Pregnant 800.541.5454 Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. M ya s t h e n i a Gr av i s Fou n dat ionM ya s t h e n i a Gr av i s Fou n dat ion What kind of Complications Can Occur during Delivery? Having stated that women who have acquired MG will not pass on their MG to their children, we need to discuss transient neonatal MG (TNMG). TNMG describes a condition in which the baby has transient weakness due to being exposed to AChR-Abs from mother. A large study showed that TNMG occurred in about 4% of deliveries to women with MG (Jackson, 2003). Provided that TNMG is anticipated, it can be treated and the baby will not have any lasting problems. Due to the possibility of TNMG, pregnancies of women with MG should be considered as high risk pregnancies. They should be carefully monitored. Deliveries should be done in a hospital setting. The hospital should have staff who have experience with MG. Again, discuss the issues of following the pregnancy and the site of delivery with the physician who treats your MG. Other findings of the above mentioned study were that mothers with MG were more likely to deliver in a university hospital and more likely to have a cesarean delivery. Cesarean sections are likely more common in women with MG, due to concern that women with MG are more likely to fatigue during labor. Good findings were that there were no differences in the average birth weight, age at birth, frequency of birth defects or stillborn rate of the newborns of MG mothers compared to other births. 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor New York, NY 10017-6603 (800) 541-5454 (212) 297-2156 • (212) 370-9047 fax [email protected] • F A GM The MGFA mission is to facilitate the timely diagnosis and optimal care of individuals affected by myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders and to imp


Seen <100 times