Pregnancy Bliss | Reproductive Health Hub
Question: I’ve found out I’m pregnant for the first time and I’m thrilled. I was disappointed to find no mention of this condition on your site. Im seeing my OB in two weeks? What can I expect? I.E. (Canada)
Answer: Congratulations. You know; I am going to sit on the fence on this one and for a good reason: The condition you have is a complex one. In fact, it describes what can be logically described as different conditions sharing a name. What binds them in one group is that they are all due to an abnormality of collagen, the principle connective tissue in the body. However, even though they are all genetic conditions, mode of inheritance vary significantly. In addition, their manifestations also vary a lot, ranging from moderate to quite severe with effect on life expectancy for some types.
Because of all those differences, it is not possible to give uniform advice for all affected women who become pregnant. There are six main types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. You did not say which type you have. I will therefore briefly discuss pregnancy issues associated with the three commonest types:
OK, this is probably a longer answer than I set out to give. It may also sound rather grim in parts but I thought you will be best served by a factual discourse and since I do not know which type of EDS you have, there is inevitably material that does not apply to you in here. Best wishes.