(Closed) Anyone had Bell’s Palsy when pregnant or was I the only one?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: If you had Bell's Palsy in pregnancy would you risk it to have another baby?
    Hell no, I heard it can come back if I get pregnant again so why risk it? : (2 votes)
    29 %
    Of course! I would risk it for another beautiful child : (5 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t know much about this condition, but I say go for it.  I’m assuming the medications, etc aren’t risky for the baby and that it is just a very frustrating problem to deal with.  Now that you know more about it, hopefully you can reduce your risk factors.  I know someone that has (regular) facial palsy, and she can’t change that, so I’m sure you could do it again for a few months if you desire another baby.

    Post # 4
    18645 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I haven’t had it but someone I work with had it last year.  It is so scary how suddenly it comes on.  She wasn’t pregnant at the time though.

    Post # 5
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    Tammy – I am so sorry this happened to you! Not having had a baby yet or this condiction I have no idea what I would do, but it could be enough to dissuade me.

    I did some quick reading on this after your post – I just want to caution others before they freak out that it is NOT common.  The risks DO go up for pregnant women but they are small to start – 20 per 100,000 and pregnant women are 3x more likely which means 60 in 100,000 which is is still not common (0.06%).


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