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Epilepsy and having a baby
Every prospective parent wants the very best for their child and people with epilepsy are no different Every person with epilepsy naturally wonders if their epilepsy might impact on their ability to have children and be a good parent. The good news is that epilepsy needn’t stand in the way of being a great parent! This helpful booklet is a useful guide through the key information you need to know.
The information includes the following: • Planning – and why it is important • Having a healthy pregnancy and baby • Getting pregnant • Giving birth • Breastfeeding and caring for your baby • Post-natal depression • Contraception • The chances of inheriting epilepsy • First aid for seizures • Sources of further help and support
(While this booklet refers to UK practice, the general information may be helpful to people living anywhere. You can find out more about Epilepsy Action at epilepsy.org.uk)