Early delivery and placenta previa more common in pregnant women with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Takeaway

  • Pregnant women with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are more likely to experience preterm deliveries and placenta previa, despite normal pregnancy outcome and newborn weight.

Why this matters

    This is the largest study to investigate pregnancy and disease course in Charcot-Marie-Tooth. The findings suggest that pregnant women with Charcot-Marie-Tooth should be monitored carefully, particularly at the end of pregnancy, due to a high rate of preterm deliveries and the possibility of worsening disease.