Having a baby is an exciting time, full of wonderment, anticipation and joy. But for women with epilepsy, becoming pregnant and having a baby is a little more complicated.
Rest assured, however, most women with epilepsy will have successful pregnancies and deliver healthy babies.
The key to a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery is knowledge and early preparation. If you have epilepsy and you’re considering having a baby, it’s crucial to understand potential issues around pregnancy, such as:
- getting medication right
- understanding risks that can be avoided if you’re pregnant.
Not every woman wants to have a family, but regardless, all women who may be sexually active need to know about epilepsy and contraception. And that includes women who already have a family.