Living with Parkinson's

Parkinson’s Disease & Pregnancy

Pregnancy in a case of Parkinson’s disease is a rare phenomenon because of the obvious fact that Parkinson’s disease occurs most commonly in the elderly, when women are well past the age of menopause, or a woman who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease may opt not to become pregnant. However, Parkinson’s disease does occur in the younger age group (early onset of Parkinson’s disease) in a small percentage of cases, and also the fact that women nowadays are opting to have children at a much later age, does increase the incidence of pregnancy in Parkinson’s disease. There is evidence to show that the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may become aggravated during the course of pregnancy, most likely as a result of the circulating hormones during pregnancy. Various studies are currently being conducted to study [… Read More]