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During pregnancy, women undergo physical and physiological changes, which can impact the neuromuscular disease course, but also delivery and fetus health. Generally, there is little impact on the disease course, but sometimes an impairment is noticed, which could be attributed to pregnancy and not to disease progression. Cardiac and respiratory functions have to be assessed at the beginning of pregnancy and a close follow-up is mandatory in case of disorder. Labour and delivery are often impacted. Labour is prolonged because of muscle weakness that is an increased risk of instrumental delivery or Cesarean sections. Patients with myotonic dystrophy are at risk of postpartum hemorrhage. Fetal loss can be associated with fetal disease in myotonic dystrophy, and is at high risk for patients with active inflammatory myopathy only.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Pregnancy, Myopathy, Neuromuscular disease