A woman with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) or Steinert's disease who becomes pregnant may experience a worsening of the symptoms of the disease. However, the situation usually improves once she has given birth.
On the other hand, pregnancy may present more complications in a DM1 patient. These complications include miscarriage, premature delivery, peripartum hemorrhage or preeclampsia.
Read the full article on: Steinert’s myotonic dystrophy – Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment ( 31).
By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 01/24/2022