MS Living Well Podcast 6. Pregnancy & Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis experts share invaluable information regarding pregnancy and multiple sclerosis. The podcast covers pregnancy planning for a healthy baby while minimizing risk of multiple sclerosis disease activity. Topics of unplanned pregnancies, birth control and role of high-risk obstetricians addressed. Infertility and the role of in vitro fertilization in woman with MS covered. Genetic risks to children and pros and cons of nursing addressed. Information for men who want to father children reviewed.
Barry Singer MD, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews:
Claire Riley, MD is the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center since January 2012 and an Assistant Professor of Neurology. She earned an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a medical degree from Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) at Columbia University. She completed her residency in neurology and 2-year clinical fellowship in multiple sclerosis at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She was previously an attending neurologist and assistant professor in the Yale MS Center in New Haven, CT. Dr. Riley regularly teaches medical students, residents and fellows in the MS clinic. She is also an investigator in clinical trials related to multiple sclerosis.
Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN is a board certified neuroscience nurse and the Neuroscience Program coordinator at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. She obtained her BSN and MSN from Loyola University Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Chicago, IL. As an advanced practice nurse, she coordinates the multiple sclerosis clinic at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. In her role at Loyola, she has coordinated multiple clinical research trials in multiple sclerosis. She is a Past President of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on multiple sclerosis. In addition, she has served as a clinical nurse consultant with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a member of the Health Care Advisory Council for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, and a board member of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. She has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and conferences and has been very active in neuroscience clinical research for over 20 years.
BY: Barry Singer, MD DATE: November 7, 2019 TOPIC: Podcasts