Epilepsy and pregnancy
I am having Epilepsy from past 8yrs. I have got 7 attacks in this 8yrs. I am unmarried.Planning to get married next year.I wanted to know the complication that can arise if I get pregnant.Can I give birth to to healthy baby? Will my child will also have epilepsy?
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Madam, Pregnancy can either increase the seizures or decrease the seizures or may not alter the seizures Certain drugs have to be stopped during pregnancy Certain drugs can be used There are good chances for a healthy baby Whether your child will have epilepsy or not cannot be said with certainty. Few types of epilepsy are congenital Please free to ask more doubts , here or in private consultation in practo
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