“It may seem strange but women with multiple sclerosis in pregnancy are better off, probably due to hormonal changes related to the placenta, which modify the activity of the immune system, which tends downwards and towards greater tolerance”. Thus Herbert Valensise, full professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the Tor Vergata University of Rome and head of UOC of gynecology and obstetrics at the Casilino Polyclinic in Rome, spoke during the webinar “Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy: yesterday, today and tomorrow”, organized by Rare Diseases Observatory thanks to Bayer’s non-conditioning contribution. “Pregnancy in women with multiple sclerosis is safe – added Valensise – the disease does not affect fertility and there is no correlation between the chromosomal abnormalities of the fetus and women affected by the disease, it is a path that can be faced peacefully”. “Women are afraid – argued the expert – because they receive information by word of mouth or from the internet, they fear that the disease could get worse during pregnancy or that it could go bad and affect her health or the health of children: they are unmotivated fears, for which a consultation with a specialist is necessary. We are the ones who must convey serenity to the patient – concluded Valensise – but not only with advice on drugs or tests, but by taking on the anxieties and concerns of women and responding to anxieties, which however must be a continuous response “.