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what health risks does a woman with NF have during/after pregnancy and while giving birth?

By Anonymous December 16, 2009 - 4:56pm
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your son or daughter might get it my mom had it and i got it

October 13, 2010 - 7:29am

Hi, Anon, and welcome to EmpowHer. Thank you for writing!

Most women with neurofibramatosis can have healthy pregnancies, according to the March of Dimes. Here's what they say about NF1:

How does NF1 affect pregnancy?
Most women with NF1 have healthy pregnancies. However, neurofibromas may increase during pregnancy, apparently because of hormonal changes. This may sometimes contribute to pregnancy complications, such as compression of the umbilical cord or obstruction of the birth canal (requiring cesarean section). A pregnant woman with NF1 should be cared for by an obstetrician who is familiar with NF1, in close consultation with her NF specialist.

Do you have NF1 or NF2, Anon?

December 17, 2009 - 9:24am
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